Wednesday, March 2, 2011

First native spring wildflowers

Leaving for work this morning, I saw a lovely cluster of open coral honeysuckle flowers (Lonicera sempervirens) on the fence near the garage.

This is a photo from a previous year.  Quite nice.  Just think of seeing a first cluster of flowers....


 They're the first native flowers I've seen this spring, though I know Hepatica and Shortia are also in flower (not to mention all the flowers of wind-pollinated trees!) Achoo!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I will have to check my Loniceras. Have both John Clayton and Major Wheeler (but they are both babies, may not bloom this year).

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  2. Mine are just starting to sprout leaves. Can't wait--this native more than makes up for in beauty what it lacks in fragrance (and invasiveness!)

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