Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gretchen Makes The ID!

Gretchen not only supplied the identification but delivered it in a very funny allusion to an old television show that you may remember. Maybe you can guess the species?

Here's your clue!

Did you get it? If not, try here.

This afternoon I went back for more photos, this time with the macro flash to bring out some detail. It was terribly windy and these plants were getting blown over--not very strong compared to the surrounding field grasses.

So finally, we now know that this is Alfalfa, Medicago sativa. Thanks, Gretchen! It's a member of the pea family, Fabaceae, which Joyce correctly identified. Thanks, Joyce!


  1. TOOO FUNNY!!!
    glad I could help solve the mystery!
    ~ gretchen

  2. Job well done, Gretchen. Thanks for all your work! :-)

  3. I thought, "Spanky is the plant's name?" Oops, wrong 50s TV show, got it now, good job, Gretchen!! - Joyce