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Although I have always appreciated wild flowers. Until recently, I never paid much attention as to how long various plants would blossom. Take this "Large Blue Flag" (a member of the Iris family). Last week I stumbled upon a location where these Blue Flag's were in blossom. They were quite numerous as they were growing in a low lying wet area, directly adjacent to deeper water which was playing host to Bullhead water lilies. I revisited the same area yesterday, only to observe that each and every Large Blue Flag that had been in full bloom only days ago were completely finished.

However, the cycle continues as there are now many new blooms taking place, both with the Blue Flag's and the Bullheads.



I found these little beauties in the same area, but they seemed to all alone. Although I have thoroughly looked through my Wildflower guide, I can't identify it?


These last ones are going ballistic in fields and meadows at this time. Once again, my guide has failed me again!!!


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I'm not sure of an I.D. on the last one either but they are beautiful.

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Nice stuff, Stu. I love those wildflowers. Just can't seem to get enough of them!

The third one is a vetch (alien species that likes full sun). The last is a Canada anemone. How can a book on Canadian wildflowers not have the Canada anemone? gringrin

Just kidding. To this day I've found that the best overall wildflowers guide remains the Peterson Field Guides Series "Wildflowers of Northeastern/Northcentral North America". They even include flowers that say "eh?" gringrin

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