Monday, June 7, 2010
Wildflowers: June 07, 2010
The Canada Anemone or Anemone canadensis is in lovely form this year, it was a bit dusty the day I took the photos. It is a native plant. It spreads by underground rhizomes. The key to identifying this one is the yellow centers.
Daisy Fleabane or Erigeron annuus is another native plant that will bloom off and on all summer long. The ray flowers can vary in shades from pink to white. The center or the disk flowers are always yellow. This is the most common fleabane found in Minnesota. This plant is in the Aster Family..one of my favorite families of flowers.
False Solomon's Seal or Smilacina racemosa is native to Minnesota. Later on it will have red berries that are non-edible.
Last but not least is Wild Sarsaparilla or Aralia nudicaulis. This is the mystery plant that Far Guy found one day last week behind his greenhouse. The four flower heads are on a leafless flower stalk. The roots of this plant have been used to make root beer.
Here is a little different view. It is a very pretty little bloom. Far Guy loves the native Wildflowers as much as I do. We love learning about different wildflowers almost every day!!
Today it is back to the grindstone, we are having a garage sale soon..my garage is all cleaned up.. finally. I must have missed cleaning it out last year, we have found "stuff" out there in the rafters that neither of us would claim..how sick is that. Either someone is putting "stuff" up there without telling us, or we are both getting old and forgetful:)
**Blogger was a big pain today..what was up with that?