I have always loved seeing the Swamp Rose-Mallow wildflowers by the beaches in Connecticut and on Cape Cod. We called them “Marshmallows” when we were growing up, even though they come in pink or white. The were abundant around the ponds by the beach.
I saw this Swamp Rose-Mallow growing in the crevice of this rock at Fort Hill. I thought it was so pretty. The flowers are large, 4-7″ and grow near salt marshes and beaches.
I loved the coloring with the soft blues and light pink. What do you think?
The Goldenrod is such a pretty wildflower to bloom at the end of the summer. It’s like is ushers the fall season in.
I saw this Goldenrod at Fort Hill in Eastham along one of the trails. I thought it was so pretty as you can see exactly why it is called “Goldenrod.”
Pretty, don’t you think?
This little orange and brown Checkerspot butterfly alighted on a Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower and made for such a pretty photograph on the trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.
There are a lot of butterflies at Fort Hill this time of the year. It’s fun to bring your camera and see how many photographs you can get. Sometimes you will a lot, and sometimes you won’t get any! They certainly are elusive little things!
The Butter and Eggs wildflowers, also known as Toadflax, are blooming all over Cape Cod. I saw these growing in the meadows at Fort Hill in Eastham.
Butter and Eggs are two-toned with irregularly shaped 1/2′ to 1″ flowers with spurs. They resemble a Snapdragon and bloom from July through September. Many consider this a weed, while others cultivate it for cutting.
I think Butter and Eggs is so pretty, especially when it grows so late in the season. It reminds me of Candy Corn. What do you think?
I always love the pretty Morning Glory wildflowers here on Cape Cod. They got their name “Morning Glory” because their flowers unravel into full bloom in the early morning. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the “petals” start showing visible curling.
Morning Glory flowers are funnel-shaped flowers with 5 stamens. They grow on a trailing vine.
Have you ever seen a Morning Glory? I saw this one right by the path at the Coast Guard Station at Coast Guard Beach.
When you think of flowers on Cape Cod, you always think of the Hydrangea. It grows so well near the beach with the sandy soil.
I took this photograph of one of the Hydrangeas that we planted in our yard last year. So pretty, don’t you think?