Category Archives: Cape Cod National Seashore

Lots of Milkweed Plants At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The meadows at Fort Hill are teeming with Milkweed plants this summer, ready for the Monarch butterflies to feed on and lay their eggs.

This was such a pretty photograph of the Milkweed in the meadow… such soft colors. What do you think?

Climbing Nightshade Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

The Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are blooming all along the trails on Cape Cod. I saw these at Fort Hill, along many of the trails.

Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with 1/2″ violet flowers swept back from a yellow central “beak” in loose clusters. It forms egg-shaped shiny green berries which turn to bright red in late summer.

Such a pretty little wildflower but beware:  The berries are poisonous!