Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Colorful Poison Ivy On Cape Cod.

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Even the Poison Ivy leaves change color in the fall, turning into this beautiful, vibrant red. However, “leaves of three, let them be.” The leaves or even the vines can give you a nice rash.

But pretty, don’t you think? I like the fence with the orange Bittersweet berries in the background. Nice fall scene… except for the Poison Ivy!

My Japanese Anemone Is Still Blooming On Cape Cod And Is Gorgeous!

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I was looking for a perennial that bloomed in late summer so that I would still have some color in my yard come late August and September, when I found this Japanese Anemone. What a find!

Japanese Anemone blooms in late August and is still in full bloom in my yard. It is gorgeous with its bright pink flowers with yellow pistils and stamens. Not only is it growing, but it is multiplying with many new smaller shoots nearby.

I remember last year that when the flowers start to seed, they are just as pretty as when they are blooming. I’ll have to post another photo when they are going to seed.

Have you ever seen a Japanese Anemone?

Pretty Orange Trumpet Creepers Are Still Blooming On Cape Cod.

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The vibrant orange Trumpet Creepers are blooming all over Cape Cod! They are a large woody vine with bright reddish orange tubular flowers. They can grow to 12′ tall and bloom from July through September. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)

I took these photographs at Fort Hill by the side of the road driving up to the overlook. You can see, in the 2nd photograph, how tall and bushy they get. Have you ever seen a Trumpet Creeper?

Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

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The Queen Anne’s Lace is blooming everywhere on Cape Cod. It is such a beautiful, delicate wildflower which reminds me of the doilies that my grandmother used to crochet for her tables.

Queen Anne’s Lace is made up of many tiny flowers that form a lacy flat-topped head. They grow from July through September, so you still have plenty of time to see them.