Wildflowers forum: Wildflowers from recent trip along the Mississippi River and area

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jmorth
Aug 2, 2014 5:47 PM CST
We recently obtained a new Husky puppy. We had to travel about 125 mi to get him. We turned the trip into an expedition w/ selected side trips to collect fossils and photograph wildflowers. The 125 mi turned into 204 mi (one way) but it was so enjoyable. The pup especially.
1st stop was an abandoned quarry:
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Queen Anne's Lace
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Blue Vervain and a sedge
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Vine covering cliff face, 5 fingered, turns red in fall, name slips my mind
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Sumac
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example of fossils thereat
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Next stopover was a state park by Macomb, Il. - coneflowers
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Rest area along the river, just south of Nauvoo
American Bellflower
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Lookout point between Hamilton and Warsaw along the river
Ditchlily
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Loosestrife along the river (pics taken from vehicle along the Great River Road)
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Sunset over the river
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Plato
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 2, 2014 6:24 PM CST
Oh my gosh, what an adorable dog. The plants are nice too. Hilarious! Whistling
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 2, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Thanks Tee
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 5, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Your expedition was beautiful. Lovely photo's Thumbs up

What a sweet pup. He would be worth traveling a million miles for, eh? Love his blue eyes Lovey dubby
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2014 10:55 AM CST
What a wonderful expedition J! What fun & at the end, you got your Plato. I can't imagine a more enjoyable trip. Fabulously beautiful photos J. If the vine in the photo of the sumac is the same as what's covering the cliff face, it's Virginia Creeper.
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jmorth
Aug 11, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Thanks Vic and Ann... and your right about the vine. Thanks for the reminder.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 11, 2014 5:20 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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