Summer is behind us. Countless wild flowers seeds have been disbursed and silently rest in the earth, waiting for spring to begin their cycle again.
Photographs of non-flowering plants
The long stem of this wild grass silently hangs above competing weeds, wildflowers and native plants, patiently waiting for its seeds to drop. Some will be eaten by birds and field mice. Others will fall in places they cannot germinate. But for eons these simple seeds have dropped from similar pods carrying the lessons of their ancestors. Each year enough find their way into the earth to continue the silent tradition.