Spring Blooming Flowers 6-15-2016

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear? ~ Jack London – Blooming in 201320142015.

Achillea millefolium ~ yarrow or common yarrow

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Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’   |   Coronilla varia ~ Crown vetch

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Phlox  |  Sisyrinchium ~ blue eyed grass

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Trifolium pratense ~ Red clover  |  More roses

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Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’  |  Trifolium repens ~ white clover

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Iris pseudacorus ~ yellow flag, yellow iris, water flag or lever  |   Lonicera x heckrottii ‘Goldflame’ ~ Honeysuckle


Rosa rugosa ~ Shrub rose

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

26 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-15-2016

  1. Your photos of the clover reminded me of one evening when I was out golfing with friends after work some years ago. In the rough was a large patch of clover in flower and smack dab in the middle of the patch was a small rabbit happily munching on the flower heads. It reminded me a kid in a candy shop. Even though we got very close to him, he wasn’t giving up his candy patch 🙂

    Now I smile whenever I see a patch of clover. Some small animal is going to be very happy 🙂

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  2. This is a timely post. Paul and I were out walking Choppy the other night, and he asked me what the purple flowers were. I told him they were clover (I believe I said something to the effect of, “You know, the purple-colored clover” after I called them clover). Then I tried to explain that it was like the white clover (which is what he thinks of as clover), but purple. At this point, I started to wonder if I was just calling one of them (or both of them) the wrong name. This post shows me I have been vindicated in my flower identification! (Though we’re going to ignore that what I refer to as purple some person with color difficulties apparently identified as ‘red’.)

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    • Look at you go girl! I’m so proud! 🤓 You got your plant geek on. 🌻🌼🌹
      Yup! They are cousins in the plant world.
      Some folks do see color differently. Botanists are the bane of horticulturists and like to change the names and/or name plants in a way that is confusing.
      I agree that the naming botanist had vision issues here. It is clearly purple in my eyes!

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  3. I like the rugose rose. If you have the room for one or two then it makes wonderful cover and nesting sites for the birds.f I don’t have the room for it but would if I could afford to have some china berry trees removed. Money has to go to other projects that desperately need attention. Such as a mower and getting an upright freezer to hold my figs and persimmons and blueberries.

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