This just seemed disturbing to me. Starlings eating fried chicken. Poor things. They didn't seem to mind though. The buses would go by, they would fly off and come right back.
very few linear leaves, flower buds hot pink or red.
grew low to the ground in a spreading out direction. hairy but not prickly
looked like a milkweed in leaf and bloom. bush-like.
The book said coreopsis had 8 rays but this flower had 10
no head, no feet, so I have no idea what it was. Possibly some kind of water mammal since the river is within several hundred feet of the road.
fluffy top, scaly under fluffy flower, lance shaped leaves