Welcome to Wildflower Wednesday, to see hostess Gail's post on Scentless Mock-Orange, join her and other posters at Clay and Limestone.
This month there are quite a few native plants blooming in my yard, one of the least conspicuous is Nemophila parviflora, a tiny annual that grows into a 2' vine, with tiny white flowers and incised leaves-
Nemophila parviflora is in the Borage Family, along with several other local native plants, and in the subfamily Hydrophylloideae, the Waterleaf subfamily. It winds it way through the understory growth and is found along the west coast from Washington to California. It grows in my yard in places where Douglas Fir were logged, especially in places where I have weeded out a lot of the berry vines.
A plant I had wanted for many years turned out to be growing mixed in with some Salal in my yard, and I found it when weeding a couple of years ago- Lonicera ciliosa, native Orange Honeysuckle. It has blue-green glaucous foliage, and the last pair of leaves below the flowers are fused into a bowl shape. They can have around 20 tubular flowers in a cluster, opening sequentially, and are liked by hummingbirds.
In the fall they have clusters of bright red berries-
Well, enjoy the wildflowers that grow in your yard, or plant some!