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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Aster and Gall

A number of Heath Aster are blooming.  Looking at these might remind you of spring, but these are a fall flower.
Near the ponds further up the street, a field of goldenrod have strange globes on their stems.  These are actually Galls.  They are formed from the activity of special insects.  Usually egg laying or eating causes a reaction in the plant forming these globes.  Likely, a fat larvae is inside.  It will winter there.  Because this is formed on a goldenrod, it is likely that this houses a goldenrod gall fly larvae.  A young woman was looking for these for what looked like a school project.


~ Robin

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