(a tiny prairie onion bud is pink)
This one is still a mystery to me, although I think it might be of the plantain family.
Any guesses at it?
The prairie is about transform into a mass of blooms, but as of yet, it is still very cold and nothing's really coming out in full force yet. Not even the grass. It's there. It's green. But it is slow coming. The short grass makes it a little easier for me to get a good look at the low-growing flowers of the prairie. Many of them either hug the ground or else poke up just 6" or so at the most. The goldenpea, a flower of the legume family, is famous for coming out just in time for Mother's Day. Right on schedule, my Dear Man went out and found the very few that were in bloom and brought them in to me a couple days ago. Today I found a few bluebells and tucked them into my bouquet. Bluebells are sometimes hard to find because they are also a low-growing flower that is always tucked in amongst the grasses. With all the snows of winter and the rains of this spring, the prairie is sure to be a riot of color when it comes in bloom full-tilt!
I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.