Before the Planting

I took a drive through the flats one evening recently.


Many fields have a yearly habit of “turning yellow” before the farmers start plowing.


Illinois is almost all flat from those hills, north to Wisconsin (from glaciation).


The yellow grows in our yard too.


It’s called golden ragwort (Senecio aureus) and grows from one to three feet tall.

If the fields are planted with corn, we won’t see the hills as we drive through the fields until the corn’s picked.


4 responses to this post.

  1. That is a lot of ragwort!


  2. The fields of ragwort are beautiful! We have large cornfields here too. Big enough to get very lost in if you’re foolish enough to go into them.


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