Sunny Walk Around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir - Plants

Today I walked home on the opposite side of the reservoir than I usually do in order to see if I could find other types of plants that I have not yet recorded. It was a very sunny and warm day about 73 degrees Fahrenheit. I walked for about 45 minutes after class in the morning and the sun was blazing because there were no clouds. I ended up seeing a lot of the same plants as I did last time I walked around the reservoir but it was cool to name some of the plants I have always seen as a child but never knew the proper taxonomy. For example, the yellow tansy plant is one that I have seen in weeds at the park near my house in Illinois. I also see those bristly goldenrods but never stopped to think of their name until now. I even got to see a honey bee today and was able to catch a picture of him pollinating a dandelion. My favorite plant that I got to see today was the bright purple Chicory flower. It was a small flower all by itself and its bright color made me wonder if this beautiful purple color could have been adapted to attract pollinators?

Posted by allison427 allison427, October 14, 2021 04:25

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Butter-and-Eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

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Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

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Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

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Goldenrods (Genus Solidago)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

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Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

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allison427

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October 13, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

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