Black pine

Black pine



Bur oak acorns

Bur oak acorns



Red osier dogwood

Red osier dogwood



Ash Tree and fruits

Ash Tree and fruits




Spring has officially sprung in Michigan! Finally!




Went for a bike ride at Frog Island park and found some mushrooms!



Blanket flower

Blanket flower



Okay bad news gang

So someone sent me a message about the identity of the flower on the book cover of my last ask but i was on mobile and i accidentally deleted it. Whoever it was could you send it again? Sorry!!



biodiverseed:

A form of serotiny, called pyriscence.
Serotiny is a phenomenon among seed-bearing plants, wherein the release of the seed is triggered by a specific set of environmental conditions. The most common form of serotiny is pyriscence, that is, when the release of seeds is contingent upon the presence of heat, or fire.
Above, a Jack Pine cone opens when heated. This is due to the resin, which had sealed the cone shut, melting.
Gif: biodiverseed, from this video
(h/t to @kookabugger)

biodiverseed:

A form of serotiny, called pyriscence.

Serotiny is a phenomenon among seed-bearing plants, wherein the release of the seed is triggered by a specific set of environmental conditions. The most common form of serotiny is pyriscence, that is, when the release of seeds is contingent upon the presence of heat, or fire.

Above, a Jack Pine cone opens when heated. This is due to the resin, which had sealed the cone shut, melting.

Gif: biodiverseed, from this video

(h/t to @kookabugger)



flowerfood:

ぼけ (木瓜) /Chaenomeles speciosa by nobuflickr on Flickr.

flowerfood:

ぼけ (木瓜) /Chaenomeles speciosa by nobuflickr on Flickr.



touchingismything asked:
Can you identify the flower on the cover of The Teachings of Plants by Buhner? I've had no luck so far. Do you know any good plant id sites?

This one? Hmm looks kind of like a calla lily but don’t know I’m sorry. 

As for plant identification here’s two that I have used

http://www.realtimerendering.com/flowers/flowers.html

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/

It’s easiest if you have an idea of where it’s from. Those sites are for US wildflowers only. Can anyone help ID this plant?





Marsh pea

Marsh pea



Beach pea

Beach pea



oakapples:

Biarum davisii, a cute little aroid from the Aegean.

oakapples:

Biarum davisii, a cute little aroid from the Aegean.



Dwarf scouring rush

Dwarf scouring rush