The wildflowers are starting to bloom here on Cape Cod and are gorgeous! I loved this photograph of Stout Blue-Eyed Grass that I saw on one of my walks.
Stout Blue-Eyed Grass usually blooms in May and June so it is somewhat early this year. Its flowers have 6 pointed petals and yellow centers. Thin bladelike leaves rise from the base. It is native to the area.
Have you ever seen Stout Blue-Eyed Grass? Pretty, don’t you think?
The abundant Mountain Laurel wildflowers on Cape Cod are starting to bud. They must be a native shrub as you can find them everywhere.
I saw this Mountain Laurel as I was taking a walk a few days ago. I loved the little buds starting to emerge.
Did you know that Mountain Laurel is a flowering evergreen shrub in the heather family which blooms in May and June from Maine to Florida?
These were some of the prettiest purple Crocuses that I have seen blooming here on Cape Cod this spring. I just love the variegated petals and the vibrant orange pistil and stamens.
So pretty, don’t you think?
The pretty, little white Snowdrop flowers that I posted a couple of weeks ago are blooming on Cape Cod and are beautiful! Snowdrops have 3 petals and a green coloring under them.
The first photograph is of the flower as it faces downward. The second photograph is looking up into the flower. Exquisite, don’t you think?
I thought it most appropriate to post this Snowdrop flower today because it is the 2nd day of spring and we are supposed to get “snow!” Only an inch or so… Thank goodness! The forecast yesterday was for 4-8 inches!
The Bearberry with its vibrant red berries are starting to come out on Cape Cod. They are an 8″ trailing evergreen shrub with red berries and glossy, leathery leaves. Out in Colorado they are called kinnikinick.
Their flowers which are tiny white or pink bells will bloom in May and June on sandy or rocky soil.
Have you ever seen a Bearberry?