Wednesday, August 23, 2023


 It's a double digit day!  😃  It's also Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog once again.  Today's flower is Cutleaf Ironplant which I always have issues with distinguishing from Gumweed.  This flowers May through September and I found this plant at the end of July.  They are woody when dry which is where the "Iron" part of the name comes from.  They have a taproot which can grow to 4 feet long making them very drought hardy.


  1. I've not heard of these before. Certainly sound drought resistant. If I saw them I'd like admire the pretty yellow flower and assume some form of sunflower and walk on without stopping to appreciate them.

    1. They are pretty small so probably wouldn't remind of Sunflowers. :-)