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Challenge for Pictures in a Series: Motif or Concept Wild flowers & Weeds!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I have great respect for weeds surviving our cultivation attempts and reclaiming their place!


Asher Kelman: “Daisies and Clover”


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
A cattleman's guide may be helpful.
Not really!

Bromus tectorum: That’s the weed!

It outgrows cattlemen. You need sheep!

“In the US, it grows on rangelands, pastures, prairies, fields, waste areas, eroded sites, and roadsides. It is much reviled by ranchers and land managers. B. tectorum seeds are also a critical portion of the diet of the chukar and grey partridge which have been introduced to the US. Intensive sheep browsing of B. tectorum in early spring has been used as a fire fuels reduction strategy in the hills adjacent to Carson City, Nevada.[19] Because of rangeland fires and the invasion of Bromus tectorum, in 2010 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) considered the possibility of extending the protections of the Endangered Species Act to the greater sage-grouse.[20]” (Wikipedia)

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I actually like these weeds!

I check the clover for an extra leaf!

If there are also buttercups, one can make a wrist bracelet for a girl you like and she will give you a kiss and even her sandwich!