Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Last Walk in May

It is a truly lovely day. Perfect for a walk.

The Iris tenex have almost finished, but there are still a few spots of purple in the fields if one looks closely.

Now the meadows are taken over with Pale Flax (Linum bienne).

The flowers are a very light blue.

Also in the meadow, no surprise, Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris).

Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) considered to be a noxious non-native.

Purple Vetch.

The Thimbleberries (Rubus parviflorus) are now in bloom.

Cat's Ears or Tolmie's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus tolmiei).
One of my favorite wildflowers - so glad we have a couple of large, healthy patches. 

The Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) has just about finished blooming...

...while the Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) has just come into full bloom.

The Pacific Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus) is covered in white flowers.

The hedgerows are a pale pink now with the flowers of the Nootka Rose (Rosa Nutkana)

Here's a new bud.

TErrible name - Blue Dick ( Brodiaea)- for a lovely wildflower.

The Western Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) provides pops of bright orange color among all the shades of green. I hope this walk has put a 'spring' in your step.


Debbie said...

Hi Beth,
Thanks for sharing the beautiful walk photos and providing names of everything.

Hope all is well with you.

deb said...

Your walks are always such fun to tag along on! Cat's ears - never heard of or seen them but what a wonderful name for a flower. :)

Pam in IL said...

Such pretty flowers! Wish I could have walked with you :)

Maggee said...

Oh yes! seeing all the flowers and plants always cheers me!