Tag Archives: Cape Cod Hiking

Red Cardinal Wildflowers At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod.

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I was so surprised to see these gorgeous, bright red Cardinal Wildflowers on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They were just beautiful and growing along the trail by the spring. I’ve never seen them there before at all so this was a big treat!

Have you ever seen a Cardinal Wildflower?

Fort Hill Was Just Beautiful On Cape Cod!

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It was a gorgeous, windy day at Fort Hill and the clouds were spectacular! I took a nice long hike and didn’t get many photographs as it was so windy… until I got to the top parking lot and started walking back down to my car.

This is what I saw… it doesn’t get much prettier, do you think? Have you been to Fort Hill lately?

 

Purple Climbing Nightshade Wildflowers On Cape Cod.

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I’ve seen a lot of Climbing Nightshade, also known as Bittersweet Nightshade, wildflowers along the trails on Cape Cod. I took this photograph at Fort Hill down by the marsh although you can see them all along the trails.

Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with 1/2″ violet flowers swept back from a yellow central “beak” in loose clusters. It forms egg-shaped  shiny green berries which turn to bright red in late summer.

Important to note: The berries are poisonous!

Gorgeous Pink Dianthus Deptford Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

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The pink Dianthus Deptford wildflowers that are blooming at Fort Hill now are just spectacular! They are tiny little flowers, only about 1/2″.  They have up to 5 stamens and 2 pistils which are  twisted.

It is such a unique, delicate wildflower. I love the dots and the purple stamens.

Have you ever seen a Dianthus Deptford wildflower? They are blooming all over Fort Hill, so they are easy to see. The pink will catch your eye along the trails.