My goodness, I’m serving day old photos but I promised to post the rest of my finds from yesterday’s wildflower hunt.
Early Meadow Rue – Thalictrum dioicum
|Contrary to it’s common name, early meadow rue grows in moist woods. But it is an early bloomer and flowers about the same time the trees leaf out.
I practiced my ‘French’ while attempting to focus on the dangling flowers dancing in the wind. Luckily it helped and I managed one half way decent photo. I need to go back and take more photos though. Male and female flowers are supposed to grow on separate plants. I didn’t know that before so I neglected to check.
This is a new addition to my wildflower ‘collection’. It almost threw me off but the leaves were a giveaway. It has the same basic leaf structure as the other wild meadow rues. I just never expected to find one so small (less than 2 feet) and so early blooming after becoming familiar with Tall Meadow Rue which can grow to 8 feet tall and blooms in late summer.
Forget burial or cremation. I want to be wrapped in a wool blanket and swallowed by a giant owl. I’d think I’d make one heck of a pellet for some kid’s grammar school science project.
Getting ‘live’ wildlife photos is tough when Pookey is around. Everything takes off and I’m lucky to get a shot at full zoom. (heavily cropped)
Canadian Geese Taking Off
Who says a ground cover can’t be a couple feet high? I love this section of the river bank.
False Hellebore – Veratrum viride
Here’s a wet meadow wildflower about ready to bloom.
Golden Alexanders – Zizia aurea
Soon. The flower buds are about ready to open.
Last but not least is a sweet treat. You just need a whole lot of them.
Wild Strawberry Flower