Sandy Hook

We went on a botanical walk during the annual Littoral​ Society (littoralsociety.org) picnic at Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

I learned how a little window on the seed pod opens on the Clasping Venus’ Looking-glass (Triodanis perfoliata) and the seeds tumble out.

8 thoughts on “Sandy Hook

  1. Dan Antion 2022-07-04 / 2:37 pm

    These are beautiful photos, Sherry. I love the once from close in.

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  2. shoreacres 2022-07-04 / 8:42 am

    The photo just below the prickly pear shows a plantain: perhaps Woolly Plantain (Plantago patagonica). Plantains are in the Acanthus family, and aren’t a grass, despite their love of popping up in lawns! Venus’s Looking Glass is one of my favorite flowers. I never see many at a time, but they’re fairly widely distributed here.

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  3. Anne Lazarus 2022-07-04 / 6:15 am

    Lovely pictures

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