Sunday, May 3, 2009

Amazing What I Found In My Yard

I was out working around the yard the other day and spotted a wildflower, a Star of Bethlehem. Then more of them. I started poking around the area and found a nice assortment of wildflowers right here in the yard. I grabbed the camera and started shooting. Here is what I found.

This is an Azalea. It is one of the assorted colors growing in my yard.

Another Azalea. Different Color

Another Azalea, with buds. Different Color

Another Azalea. This has to be my favorite Azalea in my yard.

Growing right near the yellow Azalea was this Spiderwort. The petals are curled, so I was stumped a bit when I first saw it.

Another Azalea, this time in a nice blooming cluster. Different Color

This flower is called Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis), also known as Dutchman's Trousers. This is a very nice, and different wildflower, native to Japan.

This is also a Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis). This is a very dark pink bloom. Most are lighter is color.

This is also Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis), but in this color, it is more commonly called Dutchman's Trousers.

This flower is called Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis). It is the only species in the genus Convallaria.

This flower is unknown at this time. If you can identify it, please let me know.

This flower is called Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides). It is mildly common in this area.

This flower is called Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum). This wildflower is staging a large presence in my yard, including the middle of my lawn. They will be carefully transplanted.

This flower is known as Blue Bugle, Bugleweed, or Carpetweed (Ajuga reptans)

This flower is White Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). It is usually purple, but this variant is white. It has the lilac smell, just like the purple variety.

This flower is White Phlox. I am not sure of the genus or species.

This flower is also Phlox, but it is oddly striped. I am not sure of the genus or species.

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