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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wildflower Wednesday, March 28

Welcome to my Wildflower Wednesday post, and enjoy the other wildflower posts on Gail's site, Clay and Limestone, with a lovely blue and white flower, Collinsia.  I was surprised to see a Trillium in bloom-
And I finally got around to googling the name of a large shrub that is blooming now, Oemleria cerasiformis, Indian Plum.   I haven't ever noticed any fruit on it, probably it is a male plant, as sexes are separate.  I'll have to go check it for fragrance, males give it a nickname of  Skunk Bush.
That was all I could find blooming, but some Claytonia sibirica, Spring Beauty, is coming up in my newly cleared area, though it has to compete with lots of other (undesired) seedlings.
Spring is proceeding, new flowers are appearing every day, exciting times.



  1. Trillium...what a lovely plant!

    Thanks for your post on Waco Mom. I'm from California originally, and remember vividly my first springtime here. It blew me away...I had never seen anything like it. I can see why you miss it.

  2. Yes, California nor Washington can compare for the variety and abundance of the roadside spring flower show. Your posts capture that, I enjoyed seeing the Blue Bonnets. I used to ride a bike out into the countryside, lovely!

  3. Wow, I love when I get to learn about new native plants and your plum is new to me! So flad you're celebrating wildflowers...They are wonderful! gail

  4. Thanks, Gail. I'm really puzzled that I've never seen any fruit on them, I'll have to look harder this year.