Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Measuring a Meadow Rue

It's not easy to capture a tall meadow rue's size in a photograph. This native wildflower, found scattered in floodplains in and around Princeton, rockets upward in the spring, growing several inches a day, then sends out laterals to support a diffuse bloom of tiny, star-like white flowers.

The tallest of the tall topped out at 105 inches--about 8.5 feet.

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