Spring Blooming Flowers 5-28-2015

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Toxicodendron radicans – Poison Ivy… It just felt like a great start to this post….

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Convolvulus arvensis ~ Bindweed has been used medicinally for centuries as as a natural laxative and for hypertension. In Chinese Medicine it has been used as a salve for itching, pain and even toothache.

Further, bindweed is great for cleansing the body’s internal systems and even restores chemically-trashed agricultural land by returning the soil to its original fertility. Bindweed is also full of other beneficial plant compounds, including tropine, pseudotropine, aspartic acid, cysteine, alanine and Arginine.

More studies are being conducted on this cancer-preventing plant, but it looks promising as a tumor-busting phytochemical without side effects.

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Annual Aster

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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

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Iris germanica ~ Bearded Iris – There are so many I couldn’t ID this one.

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Lobularia maritima ~ alyssum (an annual here)

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Previously unknown ~

Salvia officinalis – Sage

Thank you Robinne Weiss for ID-in this one for me =-)

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Grapes!

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Allium schoenoprasum – Chive

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Iris versicolor ~ blue flag iris

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

17 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 5-28-2015

  1. Your mint family plant looks like sage to me, from the little I can see of the leaves. Lovely PI…happy to have left that behind in the States!

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  2. Never knew there were flower named Grapes ! Lovely colors of flowers, so different from what we find here ! Poison ivy sure looks innocent , it will be difficult to recognize !

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