Spring Blooming Flowers 5-27-2015

Happy Wednesday! Ah, It’s all downhill from here =-)

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Lonicera japonica ~ Japanese honeysuckle

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A well-spaced, diverse evergreen hedge. There is a berm behind it and a cement factory behind that.

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Packera paupercula ~ Balsam Ragwort

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Robinia pseudoacacia ~ black locust – The smell from these is heavenly. They are also native to the whole lower 48 states.

 

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Stellaria media – Chickweed

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Trifolium repens ~ white clover

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Lotus corniculatus ~ Birdsfoot Trefoil

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An early stumper… Anyone?

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Geum canadense ~ White avens

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

12 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 5-27-2015

    • They DO grow by you and they make a wonderful honey from the blooms:
      Acacia honey is actually from a false acacia, Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as black locust, a tree native to eastern North America and widely planted in Europe. The honey in the US is sometimes labeled “American Acacia”. It has a lower acid content than other honeys. Its high fructose content means that it can stay liquid for a long time.

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  1. I have grown aster’s many varieties, the rest are new, the 1st one is so beautiful !! And the vast green… I wish I could sit there all day 😀

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    • This is another case of ‘common name confusion’. Yes, the common name of this innocent bystander is ragwort, however the kind that we also have problems with poisoning our livestock is Tansy Ragwort Senecio jacobaea and others in the Senecio family. Moo! 🐮

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