Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Colorful Scotch Broom Wildflowers On Cape Cod.

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The bright yellow color with a hint of orange of the Scotch Broom caught my eye the other day as I was walking to the beach.

The Scotch Broom is a stiffly branched shrub with 1″ yellow pea-shaped flowers near the end of the branches. The plant grows 3-5 feet and the flowers bloom in May and June in sandy soil.

Have you ever seen a Scotch Broom? Pretty flower, don’t you think?

Stunning White Star Chickweed Wildflowers On Cape Cod!

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If you want to see gorgeous Starwort Chickweed wildflowers, go to Fort Hill in Eastham. They are everywhere along the side of the trails in the meadows. The Star Chickweed wildflower is just magnificent, but it is so small that you might miss it or its pretty colors. As they start to go by, the pinks and golds turn dark.

So delicate and pretty, don’t you think?

Beautiful Pink Lady Slipper Wildflowers On Cape Cod.

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These pink Lady Slippers were blooming on the side of the road and were so pretty. I love the shape of their flower…. like a little slipper.

Lady Slippers have a pink pouch and 4 reddish brown twisted petals atop a single stalk. The flowers that are 1 and 1/2′ to 2 and 1/2″ and bloom in May and June in the woodlands.

“Some species of lady slipper are listed as endangered or threatened in New England. Others, like the common Pink Lady’s Slipper, are listed as “special concern” under the Native Plant Protection Act.”

So pretty, don’t you think?

Stunning Starflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

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The wildflowers are blooming everywhere and this particular one, the Starflower, is stunning! The early morning light was just perfect.

The Starflower has 1-2 delicate 1/2″  to 3/4″ flowers with 5-9 pointed petals and 7 long stamens.  The plant is small, only growing from 4-9 inches in May and June.

Beautiful, don’t you think?