Bladder Campion wildflowers are abundant along the trails at Fort Hill. I loved this photograph where you can see the “bladder” so clearly. The 3/4″ white, lobed flowers bloom at night and on overcast days.
The Bladder Campions bloom from June through September, so you still have plenty of time to see them. Interesting wildflower, don’t you think?
I saw this little white Canada Mayflower wildflower a couple of weeks ago at Hemenway Landing by Fort Hill. It is a small woodland plant with tiny 4-petaled flowers clustered on a stem. They only grow 3-6″ in May and June.
I liked the macro of it as you can see its tiny details. So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Canada Mayflower?
There are white Dewberries blooming everywhere you look on Cape Cod! They are such a pretty wildflower. So simple, yet so delicate. I saw these on the boardwalk of Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill.
“Dewberries are a group of species closely related to the blackberries. They are small trailing brambles with fruits, reminiscent of the raspberry, but are usually purple to black instead of red. Dewberries are common throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere and are thought of as a beneficial weed. The leaves can be used to make a tisane, and the berries are edible and taste sweet. They can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler, jam, or pie.”
Very interesting, don’t you think?
I love the paths that lead you to Cape Cod Bay. You walk through tall grasses on a sandy trail with Wild Roses starting to bloom and you can see the miles of flats of Cape Cod Bay in the distance.
It doesn’t get much prettier that this!
I was taking a hike at Fort Hill the other day and came across this pretty little white wildflower. I had never seen a Star Chickweed wildflower before. It is so delicate with its tiny pistil and colorful stamens. This perennial wildflower is about 6-12″ tall and unbranched.
So pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Star Chickweed wildflower?
It doesn’t get much prettier than this at Fort Hill. It was a gorgeous day. We’ve had so much rain lately that everything is green and lush.
I took this photograph from the trailhead at the lower parking lot. Beautiful scenery, don’t you think?