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Wildflower Wednesday

Wildflower and wild flower Wednesday. It is a perfect day to spot new wildflowers on my bike ride. Here is a partial list of the newest flowers to emerge in my area.

Wild geraniums (Geranium maculatum): This roadside flower pops up in hundreds of different forms in mid to late Spring.

Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens): This long and woolly vine has among the most fragrant and explosive flowers of any native around my area. It can be a bit aggressive, however, as the tree it’s enveloping is looking slightly the worse for wear.

Fleabane (Erigeron): This aster look-a-like makes it’s appearance in the Spring rather than the late Summer or Fall.

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus): This is such a happy flower I never weed it out of any of my gardens when it emerges. This one was along the border of a haying field.

Rose: And the rose that always blooms around my daughter’s Sarah birthday, like clockwork, has emerged in spectacular fashion. A yearly wondrous event.

Perhaps the best wildflower was one seen by my friend @mattsharp85 who spotted an elusive lady slipper (Cypripedium) at a local park.

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