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Posted by WiseAcre on May 21st, 2009

Wild Oats

May 21

My season for wild oats has come to an end. I saw the first bloom of the season on April 30th and the probably the last one of the year today. These were found near Higley Flow in Colton, NY.

Uvularia sessilifolia

April 30, 2009
Wild Oat -Uvularia sessilifolia

Wild Oat flower

Sessile Bellwort is another common name for wild oats which actually makes more sense. This is a member of the Lily family and although the plant does look something like a large weedy grass it will never produce grain. The leaves ARE sessile = not surrounding the stem like the other Uvularia bellworts, the large flowered and perfoliate which have stems that look like they pierce the bottom of the leaves.

May 21, 2009
Wild Oat - uvularia-sessilifolia
Note: it’s still Black Fly season. This is only one of the 10 billion or so out looking for a meal.

For those who expected to hear about me sowing my wild oats – I had two beers after work and fell asleep. Besides, I’m a gentleman and don’t tell when I’ve fooled around with Uvularia no matter who’s it is.


Forget Me Not

I’ve pretty much hit the wall with work and I’m afraid I won’t be keeping up with replying to comments and visiting those that leave them. I’ll be lucky to even post for a while. WORK, WORK, WORK is going to keep me busy. When I get home it’s two beers and dinner – then lights out for my before bedtime nap. We’ll see how I keep up but I’m pretty sure 40 tons of stone is going to bury me for a while.

9 Responses

  1. rainfield Says:

    It is ok. You are confirmed alive as long as I am able to see your post.
    You are going to be buried by 40 tons of stone, I may be, by 40 tons of timber.

  2. Heather Says:

    Will miss your postings, but so glad you’re busy during this time! Lucky you!

  3. RainGardener Says:

    I thought you were going to head into sowing wild oats at some point! LOL We’ll miss you but completely understand as I’m having a hard time with visiting too. Got to weed and do the gardens then maybe I can get around better.

  4. Rosengeranium (Indoor Gardener) Says:

    It’s good to hear that you have work – a rarity these days they tell me. And 40 tones of stones sure beats telemarketing – you don’t have any openings for two swedes? 😉

  5. Monica the Garden Faerie Says:

    I love the bellwort–so sweet and I love the subtle yellow striping. I have a mushroom photo for you in my latest entry, BTW.

  6. Ratty Says:

    I figured this must be your busy season. Try to make a lot of money without working too hard, and get as much rest as you can.

  7. jodi (bloomingwriter) Says:

    Don’t let that stone bury you, John. We know about busy, most of us are in the same boat with you, bailing as fast as we can while rowing and fishing!
    I’d never heard uvularia called wild oats before, so I was fascinated and amused!

  8. GradualDazzle Says:

    I am SO excited to have stumbled across your delightful blog! A fellow photog and friend of weeds and flowers… I hope your flood of work abates long enough for you to post again soon. Spectacularly lovely.

  9. HumV4me Says:

    How on earth did I end up here? LOL I’ve been sitting here going threw your site for the past two hours. I must be enjoying myself. Thank you for being you!