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The Money Plants Are Blooming Everywhere On Cape Cod.

The Money Plants are gorgeous and blooming on Cape Cod. You can see them along the trails and roads just about everywhere! (Click on blog link for other photo.)

“It gets its nickname from an ancient Chinese story about a poor farmer that prayed to the Gods for wealth and fortune, only to later stumble upon a plant growing in his field. The farmer couldn’t fathom the beauty of the plant, so he began to grow more of them for others to appreciate. Quickly he became one of the wealthiest men in the area through the sales of the plant.”

I always thought it was called a money plant because when it has gone to seed, the pods look like silver coins blowing in the wind.

Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day! May you see some pretty wildflowers somewhere in your day.

Pretty Spring Starflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

The pretty, little Spring Starflowers are blooming along  the sides of the roads on Cape Cod. They are so pretty and delicate with their light purple color and bright yellow center.

”The foliage has an onion-like scent when crushed. The stem grows up to 20 cm (8 in) tall and bears a solitary showy flower in spring (hence the Latin name uniflorum – “single flower”). Each honey-scented, star-shaped flower has six pointed lobes up to 3 centimeters long in shades of very pale to deep purple-blue.”

Have you ever seen a Spring Starflower?

Yellow Charlock Mustard Wildflowers Are Starting To Bloom All Over Cape Cod.

It’s so nice to see a splash of yellow along the sides of the roads and trails. The yellow Charlock Mustard wildflowers are starting to bloom everywhere.

This Charlock Mustard Wildflower is a delicate wildflower with 4 yellow petals. It grows 1-3 feet high from May to September. Have you seen any of these pretty wildflowers this spring?

 

Beautiful Yellow Daffodils On Cape Cod For Easter!

Spring is coming… very slowly! We’ve had a few warm days and a lot of cold, windy, rainy days. But, the Daffodils are starting to bloom and bring some vibrant color to the landscape.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter! May the Easter Bunny bring you lots of chocolate and may you find a few minutes to get outside and enjoy everything outside!