One thing that we notice is that a diferent species of plant will show up along the roads,in the fields "out of nowhere". Last year, it was mare's tail
that some were dealing with. It showed up due to unusually wet conditions some said. Haven't seen any yet this year.
Several years ago cardinal flower showed up along our farm's creek banks and has been there every year since.
This year there are two unusual species all over the area. One is golden ragwort. Everyone was noticing it and talking about where did it come from. The other I haven't ID'd yet, but it is a tall plant, gets a very thick stem like a tree and has a white flower with the fine looks of a Queen Anne's Lace, but definitely isn't. This one is not just around this county, but everywhere we have driven in Ohio this spring (north central and north) Any ideas on this one?
My question is, how do these plants seem to "appear" in such mass quantities, over such a large area, all at once? Seeds there just waiting for the right conditions?