Date: 7/8/18 2:56 pm
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] American Goldfinch feeding on a windblown plant
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
<http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Tragopogon&Species=dubius>
a
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
<http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Tragopogon&Species=pratensis>,
(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.

-Stewart Wechsler
www.stewardshipadventures.com


> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:00:16 -0700
> From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
> To: Tweeters <tweeters...>
> 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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