A Pityopsis graminfolia flower being pollinated by a visitor.
When buds initially form on Pityopsis graminfolia they are green, but they soon turn yellow as they mature and expand into a flower.
A seed head on Pityopsis graminifolia.
One of our Pityopsis graminifolia plants showing the full progression of development from green buds to yellow buds to flowers to senesced flowers to seed heads.
A Solidago odora plant with green buds.
Yellow buds on a Solidago odora plant starting to expand into flowers.
Open flowers on a Solidago plant being pollinated.
Green buds on Lespedeza capitata.
Flowers just starting to expand on one of our Lespedeza plants.
Clusters of open flowers on a Lespedeza plant.
Clusters of senesced flowers on a Lespedeza plant.
We also enjoyed a visit from Clemson University professor Dr. Saara DeWalt and her student Lucy at our Sandhill REC garden. They came out to collect leaf samples of Tephrosia virginiana for a genetic study to be conducted this fall. More details on that part of our project later.
Hand collecting leaf samples of Tephrosia virginiana.