The vibrant orange Trumpet Creepers are blooming all over Cape Cod! They are a large woody vine with bright reddish orange tubular flowers. They can grow to 12′ tall and bloom from July through September. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
I took these photographs at Fort Hill by the side of the road driving up to the overlook. You can see, in the 2nd photograph, how tall and bushy they get. Have you ever seen a Trumpet Creeper?
The Queen Anne’s Lace is blooming everywhere on Cape Cod. It is such a beautiful, delicate wildflower which reminds me of the doilies that my grandmother used to crochet for her tables.
Queen Anne’s Lace is made up of many tiny flowers that form a lacy flat-topped head. They grow from July through September, so you still have plenty of time to see them.
There is a lot of Spotted Wintergreen, a native wildflower, blooming in the woods near our home. The flowers are a waxy white with very pronounced stamens and pistil as you can see in the photographs. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
The interesting thing about the Spotted Wintergreen is that when they are just starting to bloom, they face downward. As they bloom, they start to face upward and, when fully bloomed, end up facing the sky.
Such a delicate little wildflower, don’t you think?
It had just rained and the drops were still on this Blue-eyed Grass. So pretty, don’t you think?
I’ve always loved the Butter and Eggs wildflowers. They grow from July through September along the roadsides and dry fields. This was the first one that I’ve seen this summer.
Pretty, don’t you think?
I loved this photograph of the Chicory wildflower along the side of the road by the salt marsh Look at those stamen and pistils. Just beautiful, don’t you think?