The little purple and pinkish Beach Pea wildflowers are blooming all over the Cape. I’ve seen at them at Fort Hill and at most of the beaches.
The Beach Pea is a vine-like plant with many irregularly shaped 1″ flowers suspended above the plant. They bloom in June and July along the dunes and salt marshes, so you have plenty of time to see them!
Interesting fact: They got their name because their fruit resembles a garden pea. So pretty, don’t you think?
The Wild Roses are starting to bloom on the beach trails here on Cape Cod. They are so pretty in their shades of pink and white and lend to the ambiance of a Cape Cod beach.
So Cape Cod…
The delicate, white Starflowers are blooming all along the Cape Cod trails and are just gorgeous! The flowers are only 1/2″ to 3/4″ while the plants only grow to about 6-8 inches. You can find them on the trails in the cool, dry woods.
So pretty, don’t you think? Have you seen a Starflower this spring?
I knew it was that time of the year when the pink Lady Slippers bloom, so I was on the lookout on the Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown. It was the perfect place for them to grow. And then there it was… on the side of the trail.
So pretty, don’t you think? Have you seen a Lady Slipper this year?
This time of the year, you see Myrtle wherever you go on Cape Cod. It is such a pretty ground cover along the sides of the roads as well as in people’s yards. It adds such a vibrant color. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I took this photograph just walking around the neighborhood. The leaves are a shiny, deep green color while the bluish-purple flowers are about 1″.
The Money Plants are so prolific here on Cape Cod this time of the year. They make a pretty display of pinks and purples along the roadsides. I stopped the other morning on my bike ride and took this photograph. I really liked the fence and fence post with the purple flowers. What do you think?
Out of curiosity… does anyone know how to grow these plants? I have collected seeds for years and planted them in my yard, but they don’t seem to grow. Any suggestions?