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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday -- Yippee! Lots of New Flowers

Well, last week's sun did the trick, I now have lots of flowers blooming! And there is still more waiting in the wings.

Phacelia viscida, a California native annual (from Annie's Annuals)

Platystemon califoricus/Cream cups (another California native annual from Annie's Annuals)

I am hoping both of these flowers reseed a-plenty.

Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum' (also a California native, a succulent perennial)

Lewisia cotyledon 'White Splendor'

Achlys triphylla/Vanilla leaf (a Pacific Northwest native)

Armeria maritima/Sea Thrift (a Northern hemisphere native common to coastal and mountain areas)

Delphinium menziesii (a PNW native)

Camassia quamash (perhaps the most well-known PNW native bulb)

Dicentra formosa (pink Western bleeding heart)

The same, but in white

Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire' (a cultivar of our native PNW vine maple)

The reddish stems that give Pacific Fire its name

The shrub/small tree as a whole

The chocolate brown flowers of Tolmiea menziesii/Piggyback Plant

Do the seedheads of ornamental grasses count as wildflowers?

Helictotrichon sempervirens/blue oat grass (not a native, but it's from the western Mediterranean, so hopefully it will like our wet winter/dry summer climate)

Arisamea triphyllum/Jack in the pulpit (late to arrive, was missing for the longest time, then suddenly, there they were)

My one and only blooming Columbine (lots and lots of buds though!)

Do blueberries count as wildflowers? I sure hope we get some fruit!

Wildflower Wednesday is a blogging meme hosted by Gail Eichelberger of clay and limestone. Check out her blog to see lots more posts about wildflowers!