Category Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Yellow And Orange Butter And Eggs Wildflowers Along The Trails On Cape Cod

There are many pretty Butter and Eggs wildflowers along the trails and roads here on Cape Cod. They are yellow and orange, the colors of “butter and eggs.” They resemble a garden Snapdragon with   flowers that are 1/2 -1″. The plants grow from 1-3 feet from July through September, so you still have a little time to find one!

Have you ever seen a  Butter and Eggs wildflower?

Our Garden At Our New Home On Cape Cod Is Blooming With Flowers!

When we moved in this past spring we planted some Rose bushes and Day Lilies in the back yard. They would be pretty and come up each year. But I had to have my favorite flower, the Zinnia. I think they are so pretty and they bloom and bloom and bloom. Now I have so many flowers, I cannot cut them all and put them in my house.

I always get the ones called “Cut & Come Again” because each time you cut a flower, two more will grow and bloom. So,k they multiply and are gorgeous!

 

Beautiful Orange Sulfur Butterfly At My Home On Cape Cod

This beautiful Orange Sulfur butterfly was flitting from Zinnia to Zinnia at my home here on Cape Cod. I have never seen one before.

Orange Sulfur butterflies are about 2″ in wingspan. They are overall yellow with bright orange and black wing borders- solid in males and broken in females. They have 1-2 red-ringed spots on their hindwings.

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Have you ever seen an Orange Sulfur butterfly? Pretty, don’t you think?

Gorgeous Monarch Butterfly At Fort Hill On The National Seashore On Cape Cod

I took a hike at Fort Hill on the National Seashore just to look for wildflowers and butterflies. And boy, was I lucky! There were Monarch butterflies everywhere! I must have taken 200 photographs!

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The Monarch butterfly’s wingspan is 3.5-4″  and orange with prominent black veins and borders. I loved all the polka dots on its body. They feed on milkweeds which abound at Fort Hill.

The Monarch butterfly is so well known that there are attempts underway to designate it as the national insect of the United States. That would be so cool!

Pretty Yellow Birdfoot Trefoil Wildflowers On Cape Cod

Yellow Birdfoot Trefoil wildflowers are growing al along the Cape Cod Bike Trail. They are so pretty.

Birdfoot Trefoil Has bright yellow irregularly shaped 1/2″ flowers in little clusters. The plant grows 6-18″ tall from June to September.

Check the side of the bike path if you’re riding or walking along. Maybe you can see a little Birdfoot Trefoil wildflower.