Posts Tagged "Linnaeus"

Linnaeus’s Garden

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in fall, Sweden, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Linnaeus’s Garden

You could say he’s the father of all gardeners—all modern gardeners, anyway. Karl Linne (or Carolus Linnaeus, to use the Latin form of his name, which he preferred) had a garden with thousands of species of plants in it, each and every one named by himself.

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Coneflower: What’s in a Name

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in flowers, Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Coneflower: What’s in a Name

In summer it’s a green and golden wildflower meadow. In winter it’s brown stalks. Peeking out from under this abandoned piece of haying equipment (I think it’s a baler?) is a not-very-well-known wildflower. In summer it looks a lot like a daisy, but with golden-yellow rays surrounding a dark “eye” center. Nope, not a Black-eyed Susan. This is one of Susan’s cousins, though, in the Rudbeckia family. Three-Lobed Coneflower, or Thin-Leaved Coneflower, or Three-Leaved Coneflower, depending on which field guide you use. Coneflower describes this plant pretty well, since a thimble-shaped...

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Thin-leaved Coneflower: What’s in a Name?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in plant parts, seeds, Uncategorized, Unmowed Blog, winter | 1 comment

A cold and dreary winter field. In summer it’s a green and golden wildflower meadow. In winter it’s brown stalks. Peeking out from under this abandoned piece of haying equipment (I think it’s a baler?) is a not-very-well-known wildflower. In summer it looks a lot like a daisy, but with golden-yellow rays surrounding a dark “eye” center. Nope, not a Black-eyed Susan. This is one of Susan’s cousins, though, in the Rudbeckia family. Three-Lobed Coneflower, or Thin-Leaved Coneflower, or Three-Leaved Coneflower, depending on which field guide you use....

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