Field Season in New Mexico, a Rhyme

Sage, pinon, juniper galore

Learning these plants is never a bore

Heterotheca makes me smile and sneeze,

Yellow aster growing along roads with ease

Sphaeralcea, the most beautiful orange flower

Got the bees pollinating, growin’ in power

Sporobolous, Elymus, Bothriochloa, me o’ my

Graminoids with an abundance like pie

Can’t forget the good ol’ Bouteloua

Gracilis, curtipendula, and eriopoda,

Their seeds ripen and ready only in the fall

The phenology of these plants is such a ball

Seasons change, monsoons come and go

I love being able to see the shift so slow

Fallugia, the puffy seed heads so fun to collect

It is meditative focusing my energy on this subject

Of conservation, restoration, harvesting plant power

To make this world more green, native, and wild by the hour!

Using petal-powered fun to collect Heterotheca villosa

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