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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday April 2013

There are not a lot of wildflowers blooming as yet in my yard, the Mahonia nervosa have their yellow spikes-

Those cute little Spring Beauties are blooming-

A bouquet-like Trillium, aging gracefully to magenta-

Urn-shaped flowers on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi-

Join other gardeners with their photos of wildflowers at gracious hostess Gail's Clay and Limestone blog for Wildflower Wednesday.   She is featuring Phlox pilosa this month, I am interested in them because my pot of seeds just came out of the refrigerator and I will be waiting to see if any sprout.
Meanwhile, not a local wildflower but a related one from the east coast wound up on the clearance rack at HD, Phlox divaricata, so here it is-
And it's fragrant, too!



  1. OMG...the multi-colored Trillium is it!

  2. Thanks, Scott. It is my biggest Trillium. I wonder what the tuber must look like.... My white Anemone nemorosas also turn magenta as they get older. I guess yellow roses tend to do it too, I don't know why.

  3. Hello there, Hannah – that trillium caught my eye too! I also love anemones :-)

    1. I never cease to be amazed that such plants live here without any intervention from me. Though I do have a patch of little ones I should transplant, if I can find the nerve.

  4. Beautiful blooms!
    Spring Beauty is one of my favorite wildflowers. Just today I bought 'Blue Moon' Phlox - wish it had been on clearance!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog. To answer your question about the Sweetshrub. I think the blooms do last a long time. I can't say for sure because I get distracted by everything else at this time of year, and don't really keep track of it. I know fragrance levels can vary from plant to plant, and scientists are developing some new varieties that are bred specifically for their aroma. Hope you can find one in your area.

    Happy Gardening!
    Lea's Menagerie

    1. Thanks, Lea! I love fragrant flowers. I got an Illicium henryi but it turned out not to be noticeably fragrant nor to make star fruits like the I. anisatum.:-(

  5. What a beautiful place ! Washington is on my bucket list. Thanks.