Tag Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

The Berries Of The Bearberry Plants Are Bright Red Now On Cape Cod.

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The berries on the Bearberry plants are bright red this time of the year here on Cape Cod. They make for a very festive carpet along the sides of the trails. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

In the early summer the tiny flowers on the Bearberry plants are bell-shaped and whitish pink with red stems and tips. The plant itself grows only about 1 foot high and and is very dense so that it looks like a carpet on the ground. In the late fall the flowers are now bright red berries.

Have you ever seen a Bearberry plant?

 

Japanese Anemone Wildflower Seeds Are so Unique On Cape Cod.

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I planted a very unique wildflower this past summer called the Japanese Anemone. I particularly like it because it doesn’t bloom until late August and blooms well into October. The flowers are such a pretty pink with yellow centers. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

About 2  weeks ago when I went outside to cut back my summer flowers I was greeted with a plant full of these puffy white things that looked like cotton balls waving in the breeze. I had never seen anything like it. I thought it was so cool.

And the yesterday I saw that all of the little “pods” has started to disperse their seeds, which you can see in the 2nd photograph.¬†Have you ever seen a seed pod like this before?

Mouse-Eared Hawkweed Was Still Blooming In My Yard Last Week On Cape Cod.

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I couldn’t believe that I was still picking enough wildflowers in my yard last week to put in vases and enjoy inside. Usually we have our first frost way before this time, but it’s been a mild fall until the deep freeze a few days ago. I quickly picked all of my remaining flowers and buds, hoping they will pop while inside in the warm temps.

Pretty, don’t you think?

Butter And Eggs Wildflowers Are Late Bloomers On Cape Cod.

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Butter and Eggs are two-toned yellow and orange irregular shaped flowers with spurs. They look just like a garden Snapdragon. They grow from July through September but I saw this one blooming at the beginning of November by the side of the road at Boat Meadow Beach.

Pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Butter & Eggs wildflower?

The Blue Chicory Wildflowers Are Still Blooming On Cape Cod!

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I can’t believe there are so many wildflowers blooming here on Cape Cod at the beginning of November. We have not had a freeze yet, so maybe they are getting a 2nd lease on life! I saw many of these pretty lavender-blue Chicory wildflowers along the trails at Fort Hill.

Exquisite, don’t you think? Love the delicate pistils and stamens. Such a treat to still see such pretty colors along the trails.

Bush Katydid Still Enjoying My Hydrangea On Cape Cod.

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I still have a few Hydrangea that are blooming and beautiful! I went out to take a photograph of the flower the other day when I noticed a large green insect on top of it. After a little research, I learned it was a Bush Katydid. I was so surprised that they were still around this time of the year.

Pretty cool, don’t you think?