Monday, May 19, 2008

In the woods


Blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium sp.


Ragwort (Butterweed), (Packera sp., aka Senecio).


Carolina Larkspur, Delphinium carolinianum.


Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens.


Oxeye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.


Pink Phlox, Phlox carolina.


Cynthia, Krigia biflora.


Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica.


Wild Petunia, Ruellia strepens.

Why does Susan's Coral honeysuckle bloom so much earlier than mine? (By a good two months).

11 comments:

KFarmer said...

I bought some "native honeysuckle" and it's been blooming for a while. I'm not so sure of it's nativity though... It's pink. What do you think?

Anne-Marie said...

Beautiful photographer. Our rhodies bloomed this weekend; they were gorgeous! I wish I had as much diversity in my plants as you do.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful shots of the flowers. Our Oxeye Daisies won't bloom until much later, but the others you photographed are blooming here as well.

Pamela said...

I noticed the wildflowers on my drive down the Columbia Gorge over mothers day. Lupines especially.

It would be fun to come be introduced to your variety.

egassner said...

I love the shot of the Blue-eyed grass! We had honeysuckle, but tore it all done when it took over the pump house. It was beautiful to look at, but just so aggressive where we live. I've planted clematis in its place :D

BritGal' Sarah said...

Beautiful piccies

Jochen said...

Are you trying to say that warblers aren't the only colourful creatures in the woods in May?
SCANDAL!!

mon@rch said...

The Blue-eyed Grass has to be my favorite little flower!

haley said...

some nice macro shots here.

haley said...

some cool macro shots..

Rurality said...

Thanks everybody!

KF, what they usually call "native honeysuckle" is actually native azaleas. Or is yours a vine? If so then I have no clue...

Thanks Anne-Marie. I wish I had those rhodies! Not very acidic soil here though.

NCMW, you know I think ours are blooming earlier than normal this year.

Pamela, oh lupines are lovely! We don't have those here.

Egassner, yeah I need to tackle some of our honeysuckle too. It's hard to get rid of!

Sarah, thanks!

Jochen, ha, they won't hold still for portraits, alas.

Tom, I love it too -- it comes back even if you mow it down LOL.

Haley, thanks!