Monday, April 14, 2008

More Wildflowers


As the Spring season progresses and new Wildflowers appear on the mountain side, we move away from the color Yellow into some other lovely hues.



This tiny blue and white flowered charmer goes by the name of Small Flowered Blue-eyed Mary. The latin name is Collinsia parvifora and it is a member of the figwort family. The flowers are only 1/4 " across, the foliage delicate and airy.




And now appearing......Pink! Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia, is a personal favorite of mine. They are a special find, as they are a bit more elusive, unlike the masses of yellow Dog Tooth Violets still blooming in the background.


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"If all flowers wanted to be Roses,
nature would lose her springtime beauty,

and the fields would no longer be
decked out with little wildflowers."


St. Therese of Lisieux


21 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

"Little wildflowers" are my favorite of all favorites. Walking through the woods with my camera is like a treasure hunt. :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful little blue wild flowers!
Nancy is right, it is like being on a treasure hunt with your camera!! Lovely shots Connie!
Have a great week!
Cat

Catherine said...

P.S.
I forgot to mention, I love the quote!! :)
Cat

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Beautiful quote and flowers. St. Theresa of Liseux certainly knew a thing or to about cherishing the small things in life.~~Dee

Me said...

lovely little ones...

Amy said...

Shooting stars grow in the grasslands here, but I've never actually seen one in the wild. They are so stunning.

Gina said...

connie - i love the flowered blue-eyed mary and what a great name! they are really pretty. I picked up some native wild flowers at my local big evil box store and im just waiting for it to warm up a little to plant them.

Kylee said...

Oh Connie, those are so beautiful! I especially love the shooting stars. I'd love to have some of these in my garden. They're native here, too, but I've never seen them.

Andrea's Garden said...

Wildflowers are beautiful. Too often we only want exclusive plants in our garden, but the original ones are more special. Andrea

jodi said...

Glorious photos...I don't know the Blue-eyed Mary, but I have a Dodecatheon in my garden. I won't SEE it for at least a month, but I can enjoy yours in the meantime.

garden girl said...

Beautiful wildflowers Connie!

Cheryl said...

I love wildflowers, and they are both so pretty.
I grow a lot of wildflowers in my garden, they suit where I live and the bees love them.
Beautiful post, thank you.

vonlafin said...

Thanks for visiting...I am so envious of your wild flowers. I would love to have some woods on my property to grow wild flowers.

Kerri said...

I love to find and photograph wildflowers too, so it's always a joy to find someone else who shares the passion. These 2 are so lovely. I can understand why the pink shooting star is a favorite. It's gorgeous!
I must go for a walk in our woods to see what's blooming.

Daniel Mount said...

I surprised tosee wildflowers in Idaho already. My favorite valley for viewing wildflowers in Western Washington is still under many feet of snow. Thanks for the St. Therese quote, it made my day.....D

Jane Marie said...

Aren't wildflowers just the sweetest things? I love the quotation, perfect.

Sara said...

Wildflowers are like little surprises and guaranteed smiles. I love the quote from St. Theresa. thank you

Marie said...

Beautiful wildflowers!

Have a nice Sunday :)

gardenpath said...

You are just that much ahead of us. We have buds on the mayflowers, but nothing else, unless you count dandelions.

As a gardener, it sounds strange to say, but I love wildflowers best.

Kim and Victoria said...

I've always loved shooting stars and purchased one last year. It is actually alive. This has been one long, cold, winter/spring.

Ki said...

Wow, just lovely. I'm surprised your dodecatheons are already blooming. The one we have has only put out some leaves and hasn't put up the flowering stalk yet. I'm amazed you have such wonderful wildflowers. I would kill for a field of dog tooth violets.