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!
If you’re not looking at the ground while you walk by these little beauties on the side of the road, you will probably miss them as they are only about 10-12mm across. I saw them a couple of years ago in the same place, but missed them last year.
So, it was a big treat to see them again. They are just stunning with their bright orange petals and purple center and bright yellow anthers. Have you ever seen a Scarlet Pimpernel wildflower?
This Dragonfly kept flying all around us the other day on the Red Maple Swamp Trail boardwalk at Fort Hill. It was fun to get so many different poses. What do you think? (Click on blog link for lots more photos.)
The little, white Canada Mayflowers are blooming all along the sides of the woodland trails here on Cape Cod. I’ve seen many of them in Provincetown and Fort Hill. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
The Canada Mayflower is a small woodland plant, only 3-6 inches, with tiny 4-petaled flowers that look like little bottle brushes. The flowers are only 1/4 inch .
So pretty and so delicate… Have you ever seen a Canada Mayflower?
The little, bell-shaped pinkish-white, waxy flowers on the Bearberry plants on Cape Cod are so pretty… and so delicate. These pretty little flowers turn into bright red berries in the fall and winter.
Bearberry is a low-growing ground cover that you can find along the roadsides and many of the trails on Cape Cod. Its teardrop-shaped, leathery leaves are dark green. You can find the white or pale pink flowers between March and June, so you still have a little time.
So pretty, don’t you think?
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