I felt like sharing a few flowers today. It was a chilly 48 deg. F (9 deg. C). Not as cold as some have it in parts of the world but enough for me to start thinking of spring and how lovely it will be to see the first flowers. That led me to looking for a few favorite photos, three of which you are seeing today. I hope they bring a smile. These pretty yellow flowers were found on one of our road trips several years ago. We were driving through the Little Missouri National Grasslands in the western part of North Dakota. They are called Curlycup gumweed, also known as Gum-weed, Pitch weed, Broad leaved gum plant, Tarweed, Sticky heads, Gum plant and Rosinweed, to name a few. Their botanical name is Grindelia squarrosa. It is a small biennial plant native to North America.
Friday, January 27, 2023
A TRIO OF FLOWERS FOR YOU...
This beautiful flower is The Red Columbine, also known as Canadian columbine, Eastern red columbine, Cluckies, Meeting houses, American Columbine, Rock-bells, with a botanical name of Aquilegia canadensis. Belonging to the Buttercup family, it blooms between April and July. I found this at Meadowlark Gardens, one of our go-to places. It is an herbaceous perennial and native to woodland and rocky slopes in North America.
The last flower is the Oxeye daisy, also known as the Ox-eye daisy, Dog daisy, Moon Daisy, White daisy and Marguerite. Its botanical name is Leucanthemum vulgare. It is native to Eurasia but has become widely known in North America.
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I've never seen the first two; beautiful! Nice break from looking at Kansas snow. LindaReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed them Linda :) Stay warm!Delete
The gumweed is new to me. I have never heard of any of it's names! The Red Columbine looks kind of like wild Columbine, beautiful.ReplyDelete
I am always delighted to come across the Red Columbine Ginny. I never saw that gumweed before either. It's fun to find new things when on a road trip. Thank you :)Delete
Spring is just around the corner! It's so nice to see pretty flowers - quite lifts the spirits.ReplyDelete
Yes, won't be long now :) I do find flowers very uplifting, always have.Delete
Beautiful. Thank you.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Sue and thank you :)Delete
They are beautiful in numbers. I love photographing them too. However, Aussies tend to dislike them as pests in our social media. I stopped sharing the photos over my end sadly.ReplyDelete
That's interesting how we all have different views on things, human nature :) I'm sorry you don't share those photos now. I bet you took some beauties.Delete
These are all pretty and a welcome sight since it's snowing here.ReplyDelete
Gosh Ann, I hope that snow doesn't last long. I know you've had a lot of it. Glad these were a welcome sight :)Delete
Columbine...even tho the wild state flower of my"home state" Colorado is the purple variety, your red one is truly my favorite!!ReplyDelete
That's great Anni and I learned something new today. Thank you!Delete
Lovely flowers...hoping Spring comes early.ReplyDelete
Hi Donna, that would be lovely! Hugs from me too :)Delete
Beautiful flowers and photos. I am looking forward to spring and seeing flowers here.ReplyDelete
Take care, have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you Eileen, me too and you take care and have a wonderful weekend also :)Delete
Gorgeous flowers! The first two are new to me.ReplyDelete
Glad I could introduce something new Angie, I always enjoy that. Thank you :)Delete
I love yellow flowers most of all and magentas flowers with yellow and Daisy's which means you rang all my favorite bells today... I have never met a yellow flower that did not make me happyReplyDelete
Great, so glad! Thanks Sandra :)Delete
These are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed them William, thank you :)Delete
I look forward to seeing such blooms in person -- meanwhile, I'm glad you are sharing them here!ReplyDelete
Much appreciate you telling me that Jeanie, thank you :)Delete
Yes, many of us look forward to spring!ReplyDelete
Hi Jenn, I know you get your fair share of snow up there :) Roll on Spring!Delete
Flowers always make me smile. Thank you, Denise. Our planters have Columbine that pop up every year without any help from me. Someone else planted them and l get to enjoy them. Hopefully, I won't kill them off. :) Hope you have a cozy weekend.ReplyDelete
That's wonderful Ellen, I bet your planters are a wonderful sight to see :) Wishing you an equally cozy weekend!Delete
Thanks so lovelyReplyDelete
You are very welcome Christine, I am happy you enjoyed :)Delete
It's interesting to see your native flowers especially when they're growing wild. I'm happy that you enjoy seeing the ones that grow in the UK. We can learn from one another that way. Aquilegia plants (pink, blue and yellow) self seed in our garden. It'll be interesting to see them later in the year.ReplyDelete
Very true Linda, I have learned a lot from visiting your blog :) And it is lovely to see the labor of love you and Mr. P. put into your garden. We planted quite a few new ones in ours, and I am also eager to see their return. Keeping fingers crossed at the same time :)Delete
very pretty flowers - can't wait for spring!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carol, me too :)Delete
Beautiful flowers from you on this cold January day. I love them.ReplyDelete
Thanks Yogi, much appreciated :)Delete