Reflections on 2017 | Water Smartweed

Reflections on 2017 | Water Smartweed

Reflections on 2017 | Water Smartweed  Sometimes, weeds make great dramatic images.  This water smartweed, captured in the shadows at the edge of a small lake, might be one such image.  It’s just too beautiful to be considered a weed.  This perennial plant, sometimes considered a weed, has a terrestrial form and an aquatic form.  It may be an aquatic plant, growing submerged or floating in water bodies such as ponds, streams, and marshes.  It may be a terrestrial plant grow in muddy and wet areas as well as moist spots on land like meadows.  This plant was captured while kayaking on the fourth of July.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.

Pokeweed

Pokeweed

Pokeweed grows in many locations along my walkabout paths and is fairly common in the midwest.  Although its flowers are attractive, the Pokeweed is generally considered a weed. Still, its striking appearance might even signal birds that the berries are ripe.