(Wild)flowery Friday: Marsh smartweed.

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In the foreground: a new view of marsh smartweed, a plant I profiled on Flowery Prose around this time last year.  (Take a look at my original post here, along with a close-up view of the flower).  I shot this photo from our boat as we followed the northwest shoreline of McGregor Lake (near Milo, Alberta), on a crazy hot and smoky August afternoon.

I’m not certain of the ID of the large reeds in the background; I’ve done some tentative digging but haven’t come up with anything conclusive. I’ll update this post if I can find out any more info about them.

16 thoughts on “(Wild)flowery Friday: Marsh smartweed.

    1. No, I haven’t given it a taste-test; I did read that flower buds and seed pods taste a bit like peas. I also read that it is a good fibre plant and has been used to stuff life jackets and to make cloth and twine. Fascinating!

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