Category Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Bladder Campion Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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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?

Pretty White Canada Mayflower At Hemenway Landing On Cape Cod

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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?

White Dewberry Wildflowers Are Blooming All Over Cape Cod

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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?

Delicate Star Chickweed Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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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?