"What ye have been ye still shall be,
When we are dust the dust among,
O yellow flowers!"
Henry Austin Dobson (English poet and essayist, 1840-1921)
TIME: 10:17 AM
PLACE: North side of Cemetery on Green Mount Road
SUBJECT: Tansy Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
I went back today to try to capture a photo of the yellow flowers I mentioned yesterday. They are called "Tansy Ragwort". This plant is an invasive, toxic biennial and is classified as a noxious weed in many states here in the USA. This weed is one of the most common causes of poisoning in horses and cattle if consumed. Even the milk from affected cows can contain this plant's toxins. Still, I thought the fields looked pretty with all of these yellow flowers blooming in them.