- Al Sabo 7
Another specimen of Solidago. There are over 100 species, and it is difficult to identify individual species without specialist knowledge.
- Al Sabo 5
A bunch gall, caused by a midge fly (Rhopalomyia solidaginis) laying her eggs in a goldenrod leaf bud. This species of midge fly is actually an ecosystem engineer, providing shelter and food for other species.
- Al Sabo 4
There is a lot of goldenrod (Solidago spp.) in bloom this time of year. Despite what adverts would have you believe, goldenrod is not responsible for allergies.
- Al Sabo 6
Another specimen of a goldenrod bunch gall.