Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What Was Lost is Now Found

It's just a weed. Maryland botanist makes a rare find on the banks of the Potomac
After finding a rare flower last seen in Maryland when Teddy Roosevelt was president, Wes Knapp excitedly headed home to share his breaking botany news with his wife.

“I’m pretty sure I came home sweaty and tired and told her we found the Solidago rupestris” — a bright yellow flower that most everyone else would know as the riverbank goldenrod — “and she said, ‘That’s great, can you take out the garbage?’ ” Knapp recalled.
I'm just going to guess it hasn't been seen in Maryland since Teddy was Preznit is because no one was looking for it very hard.

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