I saw my FOS Yellow Flax (Linum rigidum) blooming today!
Yellow Flax (Linum rigidum) is so lovely, but don’t look at it wrong or the petals will fall off LOL.
The following photos are from the grasslands on April 6th.
Isn’t the White Honeysuckle beautiful?
Four nerved Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa) and a bee. The daisies are just getting started.
Blue Flax (Linum pratense) is a delicate little flower. Sometimes it is hard to spot since it usually stands alone. Petals are quick to fall off like many of the flax flowers.
Amercian Lady on Skunkbush!
New leaves on a red oak.
Wedge-leaf Euphorbia (Euphorbia longicruris) is another small plant that can easily be overlooked.
Two-flowered Milkvine (Matelea biflora) is just starting. The brownish flowers will come in pairs!
Cochineal scale insect on prickly pear cactus. The red on my finger is from the insect which could be as a red dye. Read about the insect here
Common Least Daisy (Chaetopappa asteroides)!
The Common Least Daisy is so small and is like sprinkles on the ground.
White Honeysuckle (Lonicera albiflora) was so close to blooming!
Engelmann’s Adder’s-tongue (Ophioglossum engelmannii) fern was still going but not as many were seen. Still in the hundreds though.
Usually I find the snail shell but not the live snail. This one was anchored in the ground so I presume it was live! I did not pull it up. 🙂