Day 1272

Covering the landfill

June 24th, 2015

The pink and white flowers are crownvetch. I assumed they were wildflowers, but perhaps they were planted intentionally here on the old Edgemere Landfill, as crownvetch is considered "a useful but overused erosion control plant. Its spreading growth habit, and strong root system provide soil holding ability and ground cover." Crownvetch was apparently widely seeded in Appalachian coal country to help revegetate abandoned mine sites.

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