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Delicate, White Common Snowdrop Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

I was so surprised yesterday when I saw some specks of white in the brush by the side of the road. “The unrivaled harbinger of spring, Snowdrops mark the passing of winter with their elegant white and green bells.”

“Our familiar snowdrops need little description. Growing in tight clumps, their grey-green grassy foliage emerges in late winter and, almost in spite of the low temperatures and dismal days, the flowers follow in February and March. Each pendant bloom is exquisite, with three large, white outer petals surrounding an inner ring of three small petals, each marked with various patterns of green.”

Have you ever seen a Common Snowdrop? Such a delicate flower and so beautiful…

Beauty And The Beast On Cape Cod.

This was such a lovely setting at Kent Point the other day with the bright yellow Goldenrod wildflowers and bright red leaves against the fallen log. However, those pretty bright red leaves are actually poison ivy.

Did you know that you can get poison ivy any time of the year? If you touch the vines in the winter you could get a nice rash.

I was driving by the salt marsh the other day and saw a lady walking through the poison ivy to get down to the salt marsh. Oh no!  I wonder how she is feeling today… she went through quite a bit of it.

Remember the old saying, “Leaves of three, let them be!”


The Deep Purple Pokeweed Are Still Blooming On Cape Cod.


You can still see Pokeweed growing all over the place on the Cape. It’s quite amazing to watch them grow from spring to fall. The first photograph shows what it looks like now with its deep purple berries. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

The 2nd photograph shows what the pretty little white flowers look like in the summer. And the last photo shows the green berries before they start to look like deep purple grapes in the fall.

Be aware that eating the berries can make you sick. Watch out for children as sometimes they mistake these berries for grapes. You can tell the difference because Pokeweed has red stems while grapes have woody stems.