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!


  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).

  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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