And how do I tie that combination together? Well, let’s start with the yellow. There are a couple of yellow flowers in bloom. Smallfruit Beggarticks is found in some of the wetter areas and blooms throughout the year.
Another of the wet area plants is a Primrosewillow. There are 11 species of Primrosewillow found in the Savannas Preserve areas and only 1 species is non-native. Of course, the species on the Trail is the non-native Peruvian Primrosewillow but it makes a nice image.
Lets transition from wet to scrub, from wildflower to shrub, from vibrant yellow to pale yellow. The flowers on the Hog Plum are in bloom. The thorny shrub has little flowers with yellow petals that are rolled back and have a multitude of white whiskers sticking out.
And now for the fungus tie in. Two blogs ago I had images of the fruit of the Coastalplain Staggarbush. That bush also serves as a host for a fungus and the fungi on the Coastalplain Staggerbush is particularly colorful. I used to think that it was a wasp that caused this gall but I’ve since learned better.