Spring Beauty

These small pink-striped white wildflowers with five petals are more common than I remembered.  I saw two or three batches of them today.  They’re known as Spring Beauty.

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Pink Trumpets

The bindweeds have appeared again.  There is the very low creeping white flowered vine, but there is this larger, hedge bindweed with its multi-color, pink and white trumpets.  I’ve tweaked the pink to make it stand out but it’s a …

Why Five Petals?

It’s interesting to me, as I try to identify plants I don’t recognize, how many flowers have 5 petals.  So many, in fact, that my flower guide seems to have more 5 petal pages for each color than any other.  …

Musk Mallow

The bindweeds are small white and pinkish trumpet flowers and I almost wandered past this flower without a second look, thinking it was one of the same.  But it appears to be Musk Mallow ( Malva moschata ), another alien …

Milkweed Flowering

The plant that has most surprised me as I round 11 months of daily updates on this blog is the milkweed.  It is the plant along the riverbank that strikes me as being active most of the year.  It’s only …

Yellow Cinquefoil

This five petaled yellow flower has re-appeared.  I love the shape of the petals, heart-like, and the color is a lovely splash in amongst the green weeds around it.  I’m pretty sure it’s the rough-fruited cinquefoil ( Potentilla recta ).  …

Berry Flowers

I mistook these for white Canada anemone’s, due to the five white petals and the height.  But there are broader gaps between the white petal on this flower and I believe they are some type of berry, whether strawberry or …