Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weeds allowed to flower

The association recently contracted with a landscaping company whose first instinct isn't to eradicate every plant that pops up in the retention basin.

Which is how I discovered some of these plants had interesting flowers.  I have no idea what they are.  I have several bird books, but the only plant guide I had didn't show these.  Still, I think they are pretty.

Pretty, gray, fuzzy flowers.

Lots of these plants grew in the basin when left alone. 

Yellow flowers seems to be the most prevalent.

Nasty, thorny plant, with a big pretty flower. 

I'm hoping that in a couple years, if we get some decent monsoon rains, the retention basin will become a wildflower oasis.

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