Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Corky-fruited Water-dropwort (Oenanthe pimpinelloides)

4th July 2012: Corky-fruited Water-dropwort (Oenanthe pimpinelloides) in flower. Note the relatively showy barren flowers around the edge of each umbellule. 

Above, umbel with flowers fading. The sturdy, straight spokes are distinctive. 

Stems and leaves. 

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Monday, December 09, 2013


You can't understand. There's a
(21)                  peaceable remark in the
                              boreal forest,
& the remark is space all around --
             -- all around me --  kind of big country.
Climbing an elk-shooting platform,
             well that's another thing.
The hunters splashed the "fell-storm
             -hat" with their pissing, it nodded on its stem.
The forest is a slot machine,
            maximum payout £70.
The big green leaves splashed by
             another astonishing waterfall,
& it was raining too, up towards
                                           the fells
a few years ago. We got waffles
                       later in the shop,
and I was so happy along with Mum & Dad
      that I forgot the forest remark, until now.
"Exploring Nature's playground" says the
                         Peter Storm t-shirt.
Yes Peter you had that about right. There
           are several isotopes,
a thousand maybe -- most are so
     long, we only know them by their
                preambles. I do just want to play and hear the songs.
The mottled clouds of today are desperate!


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