Cedar City, UT - Burgers and spacecraft - CycleBlaze

August 26, 2018

Cedar City, UT

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Many roads have these weeds growing next to them, even this gravel road that carries very little traffic. I guess road maintenance work must be (partly) to blame.

Edit: A reader points out that they are not weeds and have this link https://www.nps.gov/arch/learn/nature/asteraceae_helianthus_annuus.htm

Today's ride: 54 km (34 miles)
Total: 6,727 km (4,177 miles)

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Bill ShaneyfeltThose weeds are common sunflowers

https://www.nps.gov/arch/learn/nature/asteraceae_helianthus_annuus.htm
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11 months ago
Nic RoetsThank you very much for the link ! So insightful!
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11 months ago
Bill ShaneyfeltAccording to my Botany teacher in college (1964-1965 school year) "A weed is any plant growing where it is not wanted."

Following that logic, there are some plants that are always weeds! But most have their proper place.
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11 months ago
Bill ShaneyfeltTo Bill ShaneyfeltProbably growing in a roadway is not its proper place!
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