Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hastate Leaf Dock: A Weed of Old Fields

I took this picture about a week ago. The field, which was planted in peanuts a couple of years ago, has been fallow for a while and this year it's filled with hastate leaf dock, a weed common to old fields that turns a brilliant shade of red for about a week in the spring.

This picture doesn't really do it justice—in the right light, the red field is spectacularly beautiful.

I don't know what, if anything, will be grown in the field this year, but it's been wonderful to see the dock "doing its thing."

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