Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Weed

The flower pictured here is known locally as a "Butter and Eggs" (Linaria vulgaris). It has always been one of my favorite summer wildflowers. So, I was very surprised to learn that this flower is considered a weed! Apparently it is not native to North America (it was imported in the 1600's) and is considered to be an invasive species in several states and provinces.

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8 comments:

Tricia said...

Some of these so called "weeds" really should be something more... they really are pretty & the ladybug is an added bonus!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm! Yes, tell me about weeds! Phew! Another long afternoon in the garden!

foto CHIP Sweden said...

Its a lovely flower and we have it here in Sweden :)

Bryan said...

Ooh, I like this one. Warm colors amplified by the sun and the slight bokeh on the out of focus flowers..

Carol said...

It's a beautiful weed! I think it looks somewhat like a snapdragon. Did you realize the ladybug was posing when you snapped this...or did you see her later. Nice shot...I like the vertical hold.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I think the lady bug loves the butter and eggs. Weed or not!

Jay said...

We have this flower too - we call it toadflax. I'm very fond of it, it's cheerful and actually not particularly invasive here. I suppose things are invasive only when out of their natural environment!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week!

The Explorer said...

If this is a weed...then I considered it a beautiful weed.