Category Archives: Wildflowers

Hope is a dog; hope is fall season; hope is a September bloom

This morning felt more like fall than since the season change crept in. There is something about the light in fall that always makes me think of a special filter on a lens: the air just looks different. A couple … Continue reading

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Oxalis drummondii mature: The end of the cycle

One could think butterflies were perched in the oxalis patch at first glance. A closer inspection was due as this was a curious sight to me and I do not recall ever having seen it prior to this past week. … Continue reading

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Vicia tetrasperma: Lentil vetch

Annual herb that flowers on the hillside, sometimes found alone, sometimes amidst the grasses, and sometimes amidst the fleabane and yellow wood sorrel.

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Sisyrinchium atlanticum: Eastern blue-eyed grass

This species of the Iridaceae family is native to the eastern North America and ranges from Maine south to Florida and Mississippi. It is also native to the eastern provinces of Canada. The preferred habitat is “moist sandy shores and … Continue reading

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Salvia lyrata L. aka Lyreleaf sage

I know I am off-track from the Rogers’ silver-plate versions, but I am still working on figuring things out, so it meant more research. Silver-plate will still be here tomorrow, but these wildflowers might not be. Rogers in all the … Continue reading

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