Sunday, May 11, 2014

Early prairie flowers...


 (Common Starlily)

 (Missouri vetch)

(Hood plox) 
(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.


  1. The bluebells are just the sweetest!!! Oh my. Those would be fun to hunt. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  2. Glad you had a happy Mother's Day. A little posy of wild prairie flowers given as a gift on that day must be special. They are all pretty and interesting. I especially liked seeing the white phlox which is so different from the cultivated variety. It's lovely to see the miniature ones that grow close to the ground.

  3. It must be fun to spy those pretty blooms on the prairie. I wonder if Katie and I got anywhere near your prairies on our recent road trip from Seattle to North Carolina...

  4. Isn't spring so exciting -- looking for our favorite flowers? We still have trees that look like they're dead -- the buds are there though, it's just that everything is SO late. I can't wait until everything is all unfurled!

  5. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day. I love seeing the prairie flowers.
    Reading books about the prairie I do enjoy seeing the flowers in real life.

  6. Our season change seemed to be so sudden. We had a long, snowy, cold winter, and then ... bam! ... pretty warm and summery. All those blooms look so dainty on that big, harsh prairie. It's a land of contrast, I think. I hope your spring comes bursting forth soon!

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