|I photographed & magnified a leaflet to make sure|
it was Crown Vetch, and not Canada Milkvetch. No
hairs here! Hopefully, no errors, either!
|This tangled mat of green is Crown|
Vetch, in the SE corner of the Creek
|Normally, a sprawling, tangled mat means Crown Vetch, while erect,|
individually distinguishable plants mean Canada Milkvetch.
But if individuals were invariable, there would be no
For a beginner like me, whether it's birds, or insects, or plants, or mammals--the trick is learning how much variation is likely within a given species.
Luckily, husband Ron & I balance each other out. He's always thinking something different is something new--whereas I'm always trying to fit strange encounters into the existing categories of my known world.