I saw this pretty yellow wildflower at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what it was. So I came home and researched my wildflowers books and the internet and I still do not know what kind of wildflower it is.
Can anyone help me with its identification? It would be much appreciated! It is so pretty.
There is still a lot of Honeysuckle blooming at FortHill. It has been such a warm fall heron Cape Cod. I walked home from the beach the other day and counted 7 different species of wildflowers that were still blooming. Amazing for the end of October!
Such a pretty wildflower…
I love the big red berries that emerge from the white flowers on the Dogwood trees. They just don’t seem to go together. The flowers are so pretty and delicate and the berries are huge, about 1″ berries with little bumps all over them, almost like a soccer ball.
Have you ever seen these berries on your Dogwood trees?
The Yellow Mouse-Ear Hawkweed is blooming on Cape Cod. It looks almost like a dandelion, but is part of the Aster family. The plants grows from 4-30″ from May through September in disturbed areas.
I thought this was so pretty with the black background. What do you think?
Milkweed wildflower seeds are ready to blow wherever they want here on Cape Cod. You can see the pods are open and bursting with white fluff and attached seeds. The seeds will just disperse in the wind.
The Milkweed plant is the stable plant that the beautiful Monarch butterflies feed upon. There are a lot of Milkweed plants all over Cape Cod where you can see the Monarchs.
I saw this Milkweed plant at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see many Monarchs in the summer months. I also have seen many Milkweed plants at Fort Hill which is also a favorite place of the Monarch butterflies.
I wonder if the seeds will still be there the next time I visit the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Brown Knapweed is blooming all over Cape Cod. Many regard it as an invasive wildflower, although it is very pretty. The 1 to 1 1/2″ flowers are pinkish purple with thistle like heads that grow from June through September.
I took this photograph while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham but you can see them along the sides of the roads and trails.