Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bunchberry leaves turning red here is Fairbanks

Well, it's September, and I guess I have to admit that Fall is here, at least in Fairbanks. Two weeks ago I wrote that the highbush cranberry leaves were starting to turn colors, now the ground dogwood (bunchberry) is turning color.

I found a large patch on a south-facing hill north of town, and as you can see, the leaves are turning deep red. Even I, who am partially colorblind to red and green, can see these colors. ( I did check with my son to make sure I was seeing the colors at least somewhat accurately.)

Click here for some photos of bunchberry blooming earlier this summer, and here for a drawing of bunchberry.

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