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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall 2009 update

Winged Sumac leaves (Rhus copallina)

Sumac Berries, December ice storm 2007

Fall Update 2009

       Central Oklahoma has had it first patchy frost near Norman, Oklahoma. It was not a killing frost but is a sure sign of approaching winter, which is already occurring in other parts of the United States. The plant landscape is looking bleak and trees are losing leaves fast. Blue Bonesets and other Bonosets species have stopped blooming and Asters with flowers are becoming harder to find. They seem to know when it’s time to quit for the season. Patches of yellow Sunflowers still brighten up areas along the roadsides.
       The fall foliage has been beautiful this year. The bright red to burnt orange color of the Sumac leaves such as the leaves of this Winged Sumac (Rhus copallina), as usual, stands out among the other yellow and grey fall colors. Clusters of red sumac berries sometime survive into the winter. (December ice storm 2007)

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