And the answers are…
Thanks to everyone who participated. Most importantly, I hope each of you had an enjoyable outing in your search for plants matching those in the photos.
Well, you’ve seen the plant rubble remnants in the photos I supplied for this quiz. Now, what were those plants and what do they look like when in bloom? Let’s have a look…
The plants included in this quiz were the following:
(1) Queen Anne’s Lace
(3) Wild Parsnip
(7) Common Mullein
(8) Purple Loosestrife
(9) Sweet Clover
(14)Tall Blue Lettuce
PLEASE NOTE: All of the quiz’s winter photos were taken along the Historic Champlain Canalway trail in the Town of Halfmoon, south of Brookwood Road. If you have not yet visited this trail (south of Upper Newtown Road to this segment), I urge you to do so if you want to view a wide variety of wildflowers blooming throughout the growing season. Since it adjoins the Historic Champlain Canal, the trail is virtually flat and is comprised of crushed/compacted shale, which makes for an easy walk (and also wheelchair accessible). Please view my wildflower field guide for this trail and watch for the announcement of an expanded version (which will include this southernmost segment) later this month.