Saturday, June 5, 2010
Flowers of Open Spaces
Perhaps one of you readers could help me identify some flowers? These were all photographed last weekend at Franklin's Open Spaces park. The first three were all growing in the location pictured above: along a stream in full shade, in rather moist soil. The location itself looked like fairies should live there: a fallen tree over the intersection of path and trees made it an intimate space, and the yellow flowers encircled it.
These are the charming yellow flowers that encircled the stream area. I am guessing they are Pakera aurea, golden ragwort. I am particularly interested in this one because I brought home a few seeds. If (and only if) I have correctly identified this, I would like to get some growing in my own wetland.
Some of the same yellow flowers, past their prime - just look at that fantastic foliage!
No idea! This one was quite small and low-growing, and it occupied the same space as the yellow flowers.
Sorry for the not-so-great photo quality. I was holding my toddler while shooting these photos.
The photo is a bit over-exposed, hiding the delicate pink color of the flowers. Wild geranium, Geranium maculatum, perhaps?
Arrow-wood vibernum? (Vibernum paciflorum) Maple-leaf vibernum? (Vibernum acerifolium) Something else entirely?
Some sort of blackberry? If so, these are the largest blackberry blossoms I've ever seen.
Some sort of shrub with yellow flowers and glossy leaves. I've never seen anything like it. It resembles honeysuckle, but only distantly. Maybe northern bush-honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera?
This wasn't in flower, but it was so cute: just some little leaves among the mosses. Some sort of rue, maybe?
Finally something I recognize! Wild sarsaparilla, Aralia nudicaulis, damaged by leaf miners, with fruit ripening.