On Disturbed Ground

Low Bush Blueberry

Some of the best wildflower hunting comes in the fields, on the roadsides, and in the ditches and waste places that every wildflower guide describes as “disturbed ground”.

These photos were taken under power lines on a hill above Concord, N.H. The low bush blueberry, goldenrod, and heath asters never have to fear trees and shade here, for the episodic cutting will never let trees grow.

And hidden among the stands of bog laurel and field ferns one comes upon rarities, such as this narrow leaved gentian-

This gentian was blooming in a wet area along side the access road.

In the drier areas there were the goldenrods.

Showy Goldenrod
Grass leaved Goldenrod
More Showy Goldenrods

These photos were taken in early September when the mosquitoes were few and the ticks had gone to ground.

The white topped aster with field ferns
Field aster

Published by talesofanashvillegardener

Professional gardener, Experimental Cook. Constant Reader

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