Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wildflowers / Weeds

Scrambled Eggs (Corydalis curvisiliqua)


Chickweed (Stellaria media caryophyllaceae)


Windflower (Anemone heterophylla)


Pink vervain (Glandularia pumila )

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule)

Spotted bur clover (Medicago arabica)


Small bluet (Hedyotis crassifolia)


Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Crow-poison aka False garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve)



Having all of these beauties in our yard has been wonderful.  Truly.  But the lawn was incredibly raggedy.  So "off with their heads" - I mowed yard yesterday.  :(

37 comments:

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I guess I will have to bring some of my flowering weed pictures to you for ID. I see a couple of mine here now.

Millie said...

I think they are definitely wild flowers, not weeds. Wish they could be my snack!

Farm Girl said...

Ha ha, Off with their heads.I was thinking that as I was chopping. I thought people drive for miles to see wild flowers and here I am just chopping them down. I am so OCD when it comes to weeds that when we do see wildflowers growing on the hillsides I always think, those are just weeds that will turn into burrs. Getem while they are young.:)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I like the chick weed, I don't think I've ever seen that before...

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful flower and shots!
Kisses and happy weekend.

Clint said...

The fields are alive with color. Mow 'em down! :)

Sharon said...

Off with their heads, is the best idea, so you still have some grass! Especially that fake garlic - yuk - stinky!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Glad you got some pictures before you mowed them.

Verde Farm said...

I’m so jealous--I want to mow but it’s still a little early. I love mowing. Your place is coming to life with all the blooms--so pretty :)

thesedaysofmine.com said...

How in the world did you learn all those names?

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful, well taken too. It is funny that you have the names are the same as we have, it is funny.

Michaele said...

I find a lesson in every one of your posts. Mainly things that Texas has that we don't. Or maybe I need to pay more attention?

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Weeds or flowers, they are all pretty. It's hard to grow stuff here so I don't cut back too much. Guess you have to cut back all the time.

Rose said...

Haha...I laughed out loud at those last thoughts....

Tracy said...

Tex, I really like the deep blue anemone...very pretty! I wonder if they grow in NC; ummm.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful flowers you got! Thanks for sharing it!!!
Have a nice sunday.
Hilda

Randy said...

Off with their heads? Ok Marie Antoinette did you at least let them have cake first. :-) Lovely photos!

Canyon Girl said...

Oh, what fun! I will soon be drowning in pretty weeds here too. It's supposed to rain for a week and then I guess that spring will be here.--Inger

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great photos!!! No weeds here yet in Virginia, but I know they'll be here soon enough--They usually come early and stay too long! :-)))

I hope you've had a good day!!!

A Rural Journal said...

I have a little wooden plaque that hangs on the wall by our stairs that says "may all your weeds be wildflowers." I think that was true for you, T. These are very pretty. :)

MarieElizabeth said...

"Off with their heads" Hilarious! The good/bad news is they will grow back.

Mama-Bug said...

Great shots! I hate it when people call these little beauties weeds. Chickweed is such a tiny little bloom you almost don't see it. They're all beautiful to me!

wayside wanderer said...

I have a little blue vase of Crow-poison aka False garlic sitting on my counter thanks to my Flower Fairy. =)

Tiffany said...

So funny, can't stop smiling. Glad you took pictures first:)

Tiffany

Deb said...

I love them...I need to mow too....

Marvin said...

A great selection of beautiful weeds.

Liesl said...

Those flowers are all pretty but I just love the descriptive name of the first ones,scrambled eggs indeed. Had a good giggle there!

Shifan said...

What a colorful world you have. I like Windflower most.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL, the off with their heads part made me laugh!

Kathy said...

Ah, small bluet! Thanks for the ID.

Kerri said...

Really beautiful wildflowers! I saw some really tiny ones yesterday .... hoping to see some more today.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

I like the name scrambled eggs. Glad you took some pictures before you chopped them all down. Why bother to mow this time of year? Aesthetics?

texwisgirl said...

Katie - this is our normal time to start mowing (if not a few weeks later than some years). Our yard is green and would become pasture if we let it get too long.

Deb said...

There is beauty even in weeds. Off with their heads had me laughing:)

Allison said...

I can't believe you're already mowing. Those flowers are delightful! Vive le printemps! Soon we shall have the scent of baking grass in the air. :)

barbara l. hale said...

Nice variety you have there. Even if cut, they'll be back, I'm sure.

Poppy said...

Thanks for this blog, I am reading it and thinking oh thats what that is called.....lol great photos as ever :)

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