This post is a just a catalogue of flowers I’ve seen in the last two weeks growing in wild places. It seems to me like an awful lot of the plants are in a big hurry to bloom this year. So mostly this is just a note to my future self. Is the order out of whack or does it just seem so? Blogging seems like a handy way of comparing notes over time.
Whoever named this the Large Buttercup wasn’t kidding. Ranunculus macranthus. The stem was easily over a foot tall.
Spiderworts are also in bloom.
The tall deep purple variety are common but I also saw some that looked like this:
The more I see coots the more amusing they seem to be. This pair were swimming near what I think might have been a cluster of greenthread.
I hesitate to even try with this next one. Blue-eyed grass and … a blue-eyed grass in white form?
I think this next flower is a Lonicera albiflora
Phlox drummondii ready to unfurl
New To Me
Growing right next to the phlox was something I’ve never seen before …
These were growing all over a hillside by Dry Creek Drive.
Another bright yellow flower seen growing on a lot of people’s lawns.
This yellow daisy-like flower was growing everywhere near Dry Creek Drive. Yellow daisy-like flowers are like the sparrows of the plant world for me. Four nerve daisy?
So much more.
The wild grapes are in flower. As are the wild onions, bluebonnets, evening primrose, autumn sage, scarlet buckeye, purple prairie verbena, crossvine, coral honeysuckle …
So much to see in such a short period of time.