weed? it is a herb!

I saw this the other day during my fall color tour…don’t know what it is but thought it pretty.  I started out with a cropped version of this but then changed my mind…the full view is more interesting…I’ll do a crop another time.

weed.2013FYI...a friend to mine passed along the info it is a herb called Tansy…you can find out more info about it here…  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy    The tiny heads are yellow before they are dried…I did a search and found info and photos of it and realized I’m used to seeing the herb before it is dried…it looks different once dried…

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22 responses

  1. This looks like a “Joe Pye Weed” when it’s about to go to seed. It’s so hard to tell, because they look so different when in bloom, but the leaves are the same, I think. I love this shot. 🙂

    October 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    • Maybe… I just looked them up, and the leaves may be too narrow for a Joe Pye. It’s lovely all the same. 🙂

      October 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    • Hey Carolyn…thank you! A friend of mine left me a message letting me know it is a herb called Tansy…funny thing is I know the herb as a yellow weed…it looks very different when dried like this…so mystery solved!

      October 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      • Great! We learn something new every day. 😉

        October 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  2. mmmmm i got something similar in my yard,Ya i think it’s a weed of some sort. 🙂

    October 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    • thanks Andy…as it turns out it is a herb which is widely used…it is yellow before dried like this and it looks very different!

      October 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      • wow now I gotta revisit the one I have outside 🙂

        October 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      • apparently it has many different uses but the leaves and flowers can be toxic if consumed in large quantities…check out the info here… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy

        October 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      • Thank you for the link! 🙂

        October 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

  3. Wonderful and stunning photo of the weed, Heather. I Just love it !

    October 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • thank you Muhammad, happy you like the photo…as it turns out it is a herb, which is widely used!

      October 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      • Oh, I have read about Tansy, I haven’t seen it before and never seen around my place. Can be used as face wash?… It is interesting! unfortunately it was not told if this herb can cure the wrinkles on the face.

        October 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

  4. Very nice use of depth of field, Heather.

    October 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  5. thanks Bill…I’m learning all the time!

    October 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  6. I have no idea what it is, but it really is very pretty. 🙂

    October 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  7. Good choice not to crop 🙂

    October 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

    • thanks feralc4t…a little more interesting I think…

      October 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

      • I tend to 3/4 crop if at all, probably a bit old school..

        October 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

      • it depends on the photo for me…I was thinking a close up of this might be cool, but changed my mind…for other photos I try to do as little as possible…sometimes just doesn’t work with out a photo being cropped…I’m still learning what works and doesn’t work when composing a shot…

        October 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

      • Composition, thats the thing..

        October 6, 2013 at 5:40 am

      • I agree…I feel as though I’m learning…taken me awhile but all in good time I guess!

        October 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

      • I never stop learning 🙂

        October 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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