25 January 2009

Freezing Rain's Not So Bad

On December 19, 2008, northern Indiana was slammed with a freezing rain storm. While this storm led to many automobile accidents, down branches, and power outages, it also opened up an opportunity for some pretty unique photos. These photos were taken on our property on December 20.

These photos are both of poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).
This is autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), a nasty weed. Notice the brown scales on the underside of the silvery leaves.

On the left is common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca); on the right is tall ironweed (Vernonia gigantea).

This is the very invasive multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora).

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