Friday, April 16, 2010

Tiny faces

As promised, here are photos of a few more of the sweet little flower faces that have been popping up around here...



Bluets




Cutleaf Toothwort




Springcress (very similar to Cutleaf Toothwort, above - both members of the Mustard family)




Pussytoes




Star Chickweed




Early Saxifrage




This one I'm not sure of. I think it's a member of the mint family, but I haven't figured out its identity yet.

8 comments:

Gabrielle said...

When I was a little girl, instead of a favorite color, I had a favorite flower; bluets! We had patches of it in our lawn - it was so beautiful; like little pools of pale blue. And the flowers themselves were so dainty and small. Thanks for bringing back such memories with your photos.

MaineBirder said...

I'm sure glad you know the names of these plants! Excellent photos!

Kelly said...

...so beautiful. I love you photos and seeing these little flowers popping up all over. I love Bluets as well (I love the way the name sounds).

Meg said...

I think I have Pussytoes in the meadows! I had no idea what they were. Thank goodness I have Heather of the Hills working for me! : )
And the Spring Beauties are just wonderful. I love their dark red stems in conjunction with the flower. You should do a little ID booklet with all these amazing photographs.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gorgeous! I love bluets!

Heather said...

It's so neat to see how popular Bluets are! To think, I never knew they existed until a few years ago!!!

Gabrielle - I'm glad this post brought back some good memories for you. They really are special, aren't they?

John - It's with much help from my field guides, trust me! ;)

Kelly - Yes, the name Bluet does have a nice sound. It's almost as if the name is bigger than the flower (but not quite).

Meg - If LeRoy the cat munched on some Pussytoes, would that be considered cannibalism? Ha, I can just imagine him jumping and frolicking amid the tall meadow grass. You're the 2nd person who's told me I should work on an ID booklet....

Kathie - Thanks so much! Good to hear from you!

RuthieJ said...

Wow, lots of flowers already! Ours in Minnesota are just starting and I spotted a little patch of pussy-toes on a prairie hike during our Master Naturalist class last night.

Heather said...

Ruthie - Yes, I imagine you are quite a bit behind us. We usually spend time up in northern Michigan in June or July each year, and I'm always amazed at how far behind us the wildflowers are up there!