The Stork’s-Bill wildflower is one of the earliest and prettiest of the wildflowers here on Cape Cod. I saw these Stork’s Bill wildfowers at the Visitors Center in Eastham. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
It is an exquisite wildflower with “stems that bear bright pink flowers, which often have dark spots on the bases. The flowers are arranged in a loose cluster and have ten filaments – five of which are fertile – and five styles. The long seed-pod, shaped like the bill of a stork, bursts open in a spiral when ripe, sending the seeds into the air.”
Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day! May you find some time to take a little walk outside and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer!