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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Today was gray and foggy and rainy. I spent all day inside. Got a lot done, but I choose to show you some bright flowers from earlier in the week.
OK, it's not quite red, but it's the closest I can come right now. This is smooth rose, Rosa blanda, a wild rose with no thorns. It was growing on the banks of the White River.
For yellow, we have lance-leaved coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata. This grows wild in hot dry waste places, but it's happy enough in dry, sunny garden spots too.
Finally, I think I promised Ann to bring you this plant, and here you go. This is wild lupine, Lupinus perennis. It's always blue-purple, and is the required host of the Karner Blue butterfly, which is endangered. It doesn't seem to grow well right where I am, but a few miles east it covers the roadsides at this time of year.
Ellen and I have a play date tomorrow. Stay tuned!