Spring Blooming Flowers 6-17-2015

Happy Hump day!!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.

Tradescantia virginiana ~ Spiderwort ·


Arabidopsis lyrata ~ Lyre-leaved rock cress


Aquilegia canadensis ~ Columbine


Erigeron philadelphicus ~ Fleabane


Melilotus officinali ~ Sweet lawn clover


Itea virginica ~ Sweetspire shrub


Dodecatheon clevelandii ~ Padre’s Shooting Star


Hesperis matronalis ~ dame’s rocket, damask violet, dame’s-violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower.

Here, many folks think this is ‘wild phlox’. Sure, you could call it that if you like. However, the easy way to tell the difference is that this one has 4 petals and phlox has 5.


It comes in white also.


Baby burr oak. So cute and colorful.


Equisetum ~ horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

15 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-17-2015

  1. Count me among the people who refer to all the plants that look like the purple and white ones as “wild phlox” – and count me corrected! I will have to remember this.

    Also, I can never remember the name of fleabane, and I see it all the time. Perhaps someday…


  2. I like Fleabane and see it along roadsides. I’ve often wondered how it got its name. Up until 3 years ago I had horsetail which I really like. That was chopped out by my helper- the same way he eradicated my fern. That’s what happens if you have someone not paying attention and it’s my fault for not following up to see what he was doing. 🙂


  3. Ilex, I had several clumps of Spiderwort in Mississippi, but I just noticed them here this spring. Love their blue flowers! Great post and photos as usual!.


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