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What the yellow might have been

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Tansy Mustard Flowering 9674

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I no longer remember what the yellow wildflowers in the background of yesterday’s first picture were, but they could well have been tansy mustard, Descurainia pinnata, which was present in goodly numbers in that field. In fact I don’t often come across this species, and I saw more of it there that morning of March 25 than I think I’d ever seen anywhere or anywhen* else.

* Standard modern English allows anywhere and anyhow but arbitrarily rejects anywho, anywhat, anywhy, anywhen and anywhich (which as separate words has appeared in the film title “Any Which Way You Can”).

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 15, 2016 at 4:53 AM

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