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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Late Afternoon Berries

These berry remnants were startlingly red and seemed almost pink in the late afternoon autumn sun.  The birds have been making good work of the berries and I don’t expect to see much more of these up near the path.  …

Underappreciated Clover

Most suburbanites mow their clover down without a second thought.  It’s an interesting flower, though, and each little part of the flower is quite delicate.  This low pink clover is quite pretty and is quite a contrast to the tall …

Healer’s Plant

I’d noticed this pink flower looking very strange and hadn’t realized that it hadn’t actually flowered.  It’s Joe Pye weed ( Eutrochium) and is a cluster of pink nodes until it flowers.  I saw two sets of this plant, …

Wearing the Crown

These puffs of flowers appeared amongst the Himalayan Balsam and, for a moment, the similar colors almost made me miss them.  But they are clearly different, and are a cluster of smaller pink and white flowers at the end of …

Touch Me Not Returns

The Himalayan Balsam – also known as Indian Touch-me-not – has returned.  The plants of have shot up, easily 4 or more feet high in many places.  Just as the dame’s rocket coated the riverbank in pink and white, now …

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 …

Motherwort

This plant was new to me although I have noticed more of these square-stemmed plants.  It appears to be Motherwort ( Leonurus cardiaca ) and reminds me, not well, of a stinging nettle.  The flowers are quite pretty, though, up …