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it's spring! what wildflowers do you all have?

Posted by dirtgirl So. Illinois (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 6, 06 at 15:01

Let's see....

right now there are:
bluebells (just now really getting started)
rue
spring beauties
cutleaf toothwort
trout lilies
dogtooth violet
TONS of purple and yellow violets of the usual variety which remain nameless to myself...
bloodroot

and what the heck--I'll toss out the pawpaw flowers too since they are 'wild' flowers

hardly any dandelions


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RE: it's spring! what wildflowers do you all have?

Me? Muds, weeds and the few bulbs that refused to die under black plastic for a year.

I am holding out for next spring!

Robin


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RE: it's spring! what wildflowers do you all have?

I'm working on getting those dirtgirl, I've got an order in at a native plant sale for a few more earlier type spring blooming wildflowers.....I did notice yesterday that my geum triflorum is getting little flower buds on it...it's my first year with it. Pretty cool.


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RE: it's spring! what wildflowers do you all have?

  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 7, 06 at 9:39

Our prairie smoke is greened up & looking healthy, but no buds yet. We have crocus in bloom, but crocus is not native, & can't be called "wild." I think we are a month behind Illinois this spring.


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  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 20:46

Our prairie smoke is just beginning to bloom, and the daffodils have been at it for 3 or 4 days now. The back yard is lush & will need to be mowed soon. Blueberry shrubs are just beginning to leaf out.


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RE: it's spring! what wildflowers do you all have?

mmmmm...blueberries.
Though it isn't a wildflower, our bladdernut thickets are in full bloom, and just found the first sprigs of goldenseal and ginseng.

And phlox, it's going stong too.


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