I took this picture along one of the many bike paths that run from the outlying suburbs to Minneapolis proper. They're so common twin cities residents hardly bother with helmets, since they're so seldom on the streets. The dew makes for a dramatic shot.
Crown vetch, originally imported as a fast-growing, attractive form of erosion control. Well, I certainly got some attractive shots, anyway...this was taken at a rest stop, somewhere between Minneapolis and Michigan.
Probably spotted knapweed, another pretty and very invasive weed. As a special bonus, a housefly, also pretty (iridescent in fact) and invasive.
This is a tiny blue flower—possibly even a native, that grows in the grass, with rather grassy-like leaves; and, like the evil yellow iris that led me to the blue flags, so I wouldn't’ve ever noticed this had I not been drawn to photograph the vetch.
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