Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Yellow Wildflower At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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I saw this pretty yellow wildflower at  the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what it was. So I came home and researched my wildflowers books and the internet and I still do not know what kind of wildflower it is.

Can anyone help me with its identification? It would be much appreciated! It is so pretty.

The Honeysuckle Is Still Blooming At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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There is still a lot of Honeysuckle blooming at FortHill. It has been such a warm fall heron Cape Cod. I walked home from the beach the other day and counted 7 different species of wildflowers that were still blooming. Amazing for the end of October!

Such a pretty wildflower…

Huge Dogwood Berries On Our Trees On Cape Cod

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I love the big red berries that emerge from the white flowers on the Dogwood trees. They just don’t seem to go together. The flowers are so pretty and delicate and the berries are huge, about 1″ berries with little bumps all over them, almost like a soccer ball.

Have you ever seen these berries on your Dogwood trees?

Milkweed Wildflower Seeds Are Ready To Disperse In The Wind On Cape Cod

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Milkweed wildflower seeds are ready to blow wherever  they want here on Cape Cod. You can see the pods are open and bursting with white fluff and attached seeds. The seeds will just disperse in the wind.

The Milkweed plant is the stable plant that the beautiful Monarch butterflies feed upon. There are a lot of Milkweed plants all over Cape Cod where you can see the Monarchs.

I saw this Milkweed plant at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see many Monarchs in the summer months. I also have seen many Milkweed plants at Fort Hill which is also a favorite place of the Monarch butterflies.

I wonder if the seeds will still be there the next time I visit the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Brown Knapweed Is Still Growing On Cape Cod

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The Brown Knapweed is blooming all over Cape Cod. Many regard it as an invasive wildflower, although it is very pretty.  The 1 to 1 1/2″ flowers are pinkish purple with thistle like heads that grow from June through September.

I took this photograph while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham but you can see them along the sides of the roads and trails.