Yellow Hawkweed…at least that is what the, “Field Guide to North American Wildflowers” tells me it is, and the photo in the book looks the same as these in the two photos that Kie took.
Just like the name says, this stuff is a weed. Uninvited, it only grows in one spot in the backyard during the summer. I just leave it for the few weeks it’s there and after the flowers are gone, mow that area with the rest of the lawn.
This other variety, Orange Hawkweed, does not seem to grow around here. The orange variety though is more familiar because the small orange flowers were always a familiar sight during summers in Milan and North Hatley and visits to Maine.
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:28-29)
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