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Fragments from Floyd

Flourishing Flora

Many early spring wildflowers are white. Wonder why?

Alas, it seems I am doomed to leave this place every April. Last year, it was a command performance to babysit in South Dakota. This year another family visit to another state, and we will miss four days of spring. Only four days. But this time of  year, it seems like a week’s worth of change happens every 24  hours.

So I’m adding a few wildflower views,  if not new species, to my collection this spring, like this single wood anemone,  but I will also probably post some season appropriate images from previous springs, just to get me, and maybe you,  in a spring—botanical state of mind.

I searched Google images to confirm my thinking that this was wood anemone, and spotted one picture  among the hundreds that seemed to illustrate well the  flower I had seen. I clicked on it, to discover it was mine from  the spring of 2004.

3 thoughts on “Flourishing Flora”

  1. I read the 2004 post, and you state it’s not a wood anemone, but rue anemone (wind anemone)! Fred! You are slipping!

  2. Slipping and sliding for sure, Kathy. Yes, it is rue anemone, and I sort of knew that in the back of my mind——that something wasn’t quite right. It’s not unlike hearing the first bird song of the spring: you know you’ve heard it before, you know it’s one of two or three different birds, but are not certain which, and don’t bother getting the field guides out to check, thinking eventually it will come to you. Or a blog reader will set you straight! Thanks.

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