<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div><span></span></div><div><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><div>Thanks to Stewart and everyone else who replied identifying the plant that the Goldfinch was eating.  The answers were unanimous...Yellow Salsify.</div><div id="AppleMailSignature"><br></div><div id="AppleMailSignature">Hank Heiberg</div><div id="AppleMailSignature">Issaquah, WA<br><br>Sent from my iPad</div><div><br>On Jul 8, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Stewart Wechsler <<a href="mailto:ecostewart@gmail.com">ecostewart@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote"><div>

<span style="font-size:12.8px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">Hank's plant with is Goldfinch feeding as it waves in the wind is almost surely<span> </span></span><a href="http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/ofp/tra_dub.htm">Tragopogon dubius</a><span style="font-size:12.8px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"><span> </span>- <a href="http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Tragopogon&Species=dubius">Yellow Salsify</a> a common non-native plant, more common in eastern WA than in Western WA.  Alternately, there is a much smaller chance it would be<span> </span></span><a href="http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/ofp/tra_pra.htm">Tragopogon pratensis</a><span> </span><span style="font-size:12.8px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">- <a href="http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Tragopogon&Species=pratensis">Meadow Salsify</a>, (also alien) which I believe is much less widespread in our area.</span>  </div><div><br></div><div>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.<br></div><div><br></div><div>-Stewart Wechsler</div><div><a href="http://www.stewardshipadventures.com">www.stewardshipadventures.com</a></div><div> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Message: 3<br>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:00:16 -0700<br>
From: Hank H <<a href="mailto:h.heiberg@yahoo.com">h.heiberg@yahoo.com</a>><br>
To: Tweeters <<a href="mailto:tweeters@u.washington.edu">tweeters@u.washington.edu</a>><br>
Subject: [Tweeters] American Goldfinch feeding on a windblown plant,<br>
        Kittitas County<br></blockquote><div><br></div><div> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
>> Take your dramamine before watching this video<br>
> <br>
> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/42550378264/in/dateposted/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/<wbr>ljcouple/42550378264/in/<wbr>dateposted/</a><br>
> <br>
>> of an American Goldfinch feeding on the seeds from this plant:<br>
>> <br>
>> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/42549940624/in/photostream/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/<wbr>ljcouple/42549940624/in/<wbr>photostream/</a><br>
>> <br>
>> in the wind in Cle Elum.  An ID of the plant would be appreciated.<br>
> <br>
>> Hank Heiberg<br>
>> Issaquah, WA</blockquote></div></div></div>
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