This is a wonderful time for wildflowers as many of the spring wildflowers are still in bloom with summer wildflowers already sneaking in.
Those are ox-eye daisies, which are edible! We’ll be making daisy jelly at this weekend’s wildflower two-day retreat.
This is Philadelphia fleabane, which is slightly crumpled looking from rain.
This is a better picture:
The daisies and fleabane are absolutely everywhere along the roadsides here right now.
I’m also seeing black-eyed susans.
And Queen Anne’s lace.
There are other flowers that look a bit like Queen Anne’s lace, but you can tell the difference by the red center on Queen Anne’s lace, among other characteristics. There’s another large white flower I picked yesterday that I believe is white yarrow.
And of course, lots of red clover.
And the sorrel that is such a tenaceous uninvited guest in my garden beds is coming in.
Oddly, what I’ve been finding the least of lately are dandelions! Where did all the dandelions go? Good thing we have lots of other flowers to play with this weekend around here! What are you seeing where you are? I miss Texas wildflowers–the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes and sunflowers….
But! We must bloom where we are planted, yes? Unless you’re picking the blooms, then they can bloom where you want them to. I made up a couple of nice pots of wildflowers yesterday after taking a drive and “shopping” on the roadsides!
P.S. There are some hydrangeas in that photo, too. They were….kinda….wild. I found them in an overgrown field by the road where there used to be a house!