2009-08-05 / Briefly Noted
Those Native Wildflowers May Not Be So Native
Have you ever wondered about those lovely roadside wildflowers you see along all of our highways at this time of year? They're so widespread, they must be native. Right? Wrong. The main ones you see in August are blue, white, and gold—chicory, Queen Anne's Lace, and goldenrod. There are many other roadside flowers, but these seem to be the most in evidence.