Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Pretty Yellow Celandine Wildflower On Cape Cod.

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Celandine is a leafy plant with hairy stems and tiny, deep yellow 4-petaled flowers in loose clusters. The flowers are only 3/4″ while the plants grows from 1-3 feet from May through July. I saw many of these wildflowers on the trail by the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham in late August!

So delicate and pretty, don’ t you think?

 

 

The Pink Water Willow Wildflowers Are Blooming By Cape Cod Waters!

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The Water Willows are in full bloom near the waters and swamps on Cape Cod. You can see them on the boardwalk on The Red Maple Swamps Trail at Fort Hill or going over the bridge on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They are so pretty and so unique. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)

The flower is only 1/2′ to 1″ while the plant is quite large growing 3-9 feet. They bloom in late July and August near shallow water.

The first photograph is a closeup of the flower. The 2nd photograph shows how they grow in clusters and the 3rd one is how uniquely they grow on the stem.

Have you ever seen a Water-Willow? So pretty and unique, don’t you think?

If You’re On Cape Cod, Look For The Hydrangeas!

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Hydrangeas seem to be “the” Cape Cod flower. They grow beautifully here and are certainly abundant! When we were building our home a few years ago, the two staples that I wanted for our “Cape Cod garden” were Hydrangeas and Daisies.

Depending on the acidity in the soil, they can be shades of blue or purple.

So pretty, don’t you think?

Gorgeous Orange Trumpet-Creeper Wildflowers On Cape Cod!

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The Trumpet-Creeper wildflowers are blooming on Cape Cod and they are spectacular! The 2″ bright reddish-orange tubular-shaped flowers grow on a woody vine that can climb to 12 feet tall. They are native to this area and bloom from July to September. (Click blog link for other photos.)

The first photo is of the cluster of flowers. The 2nd photograph shows how they grow in clusters and the 3rd photograph shows how the vine grows. This one was only about 8 feet tall but I’m sure will grow taller.

Have you ever seen  Trumpet-Creeper wildflowers?

 

Beautiful Blue-Violet Chicory Wildflowers On Cape Cod.

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I love the deep bluish-violet color of the Chicory wildflowers blooming all over Cape Cod this time of year. They are such a pretty color and such a beautiful flower.

Chicory grows on a stiff stalk and has numerous stemless flower heads with petals that are fringed at the ends. Each flower only lasts for one day. They grow from June to October so you have plenty of time to see them!