[Tweeters] American Goldfinch feeding on a windblown plant
ecostewart at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 14:44:18 PDT 2018
Hank's plant with is Goldfinch feeding as it waves in the wind is almost
surely Tragopogon dubius
<http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/ofp/tra_dub.htm> - Yellow Salsify
common non-native plant, more common in eastern WA than in Western WA.
Alternately, there is a much smaller chance it would be Tragopogon pratensis
<http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/ofp/tra_pra.htm> - Meadow Salsify
(also alien) which I believe is much less widespread in our area.
I know that I am more of a plant guy than most of "Tweeterdom", so I
thought I should post my reply for those who were curious about the answer.
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:00:16 -0700
> From: Hank H <h.heiberg at yahoo.com>
> To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
> Subject: [Tweeters] American Goldfinch feeding on a windblown plant,
> Kittitas County
> >> Take your dramamine before watching this video
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/42550378264/in/dateposted/
> >> of an American Goldfinch feeding on the seeds from this plant:
> >> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/42549940624/in/photostream/
> >> in the wind in Cle Elum. An ID of the plant would be appreciated.
> >> Hank Heiberg
> >> Issaquah, WA
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