Today certainly didn't begin or end with flowers. This is what we had off and on all day, mixed with rain and wind. It was pretty nasty, and I only went for a short walk. But yesterday! It's as if plants appeared overnight. Is that possible?
There isn't going to be anything unusual in this post. This is common blue violet, which is sometimes white, or partially white. Viola sororia. It probably grows in your lawn if you live in the eastern U.S.
Here's another sedge. This one is REALLY easy to identify because of those broad leaves. It's sometimes called plantain-leaved sedge (it's Carex plantaginea , or seersucker sedge. If you look at the leaves, and know your fabrics, you can understand that name.
Here's one of our little beauties, called Dutchman's breeches, Dicentra cucullaria. Now you'll have to make that fabric into a little pair of pants and hang it upside down to find the name. This is a close relative of the bleeding heart that so many people plant in their gardens.
There is a fern that grows in a gully in the cemetery that I have been trying to key out for three years. (Remember, I'm really just learning the ferns). It has refused to work out to anything, which means that I'm doing something wrong. But yesterday I figured out my mistake, and I think I have it now. I'll probably show you that tomorrow. It's very cute!
|See Green Things for some spring flowers last year
See Northern Wildflowers