Monday, July 4, 2011

Common Madia

Madie along the Road on the Burnt Slope above Big Meadow...lots and lots...pic from last slept in...sunny blueblue Lunch: sat for just a moment on the RipRap by the Creek...mosquitoes....Junco Pair clicking as I walked by through the Swath....

The ray flowers curl up during the daytime, opening in the late afternoon and staying open all night until mid morning. Its fruits are achenes which were historically used as food by Native Americans, including the Pomo and Miwok, who baked them or ground them into flour.

1 comment:

biobabbler said...

One of my favorite scientific names I came across again, today. Madia radiata. Don't you just want to say that like it's Italian? =) Lovely little flowers. =)