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06.04.2021 Friday Night Flower Night

Here’s a little Eastern Blue-eyed Grass-Sisyrinchium atlanticum to get the weekend started. It’s “eye” is not blue, the petals are not blue but purple toned, and the plant isn’t a grass at all but a member of the iris family. … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday the second

On the 21st, while photographing the Painted Trilliums I have recently shared, I noticed this little bug on one petal.  I sort of identified it, or maybe entirely, as an Evacanthus leafhopper larva.  The doubt comes from whether that is … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday-White Pink Lady’s Slipper

So far the only white Cypripedium acaule I have found this year. In the past several years there have been a few  in the spot where I found the Pink pair that I posted last week but none at that … Continue reading

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05.29.2021 More of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers

I don’t think I’ll be posting quite as many of these as I do of the Painted Trilliums, but I guess it depends on how many I come across.  These are on another private property location shared with me by … Continue reading

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05.27.2021 Trillium Thursday

I know last night might have been a little misleading with the “eve’ title.  I only had the one shot to share…well lots but basically all the same…so today it is back to the Trilliums but with a new species … Continue reading

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05.25.2021 Trillium Tuesday

Painted Trillium once more. The second posted of this year.  I can’t say there won’t be more.  🙂

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05.22.2021 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

After I took that wrong turn last week and missed the yellow lady’s slipper in the Holyoke Range, the two friends who told me about it mentioned someone in a nearby town with a forest garden that contains one and … Continue reading

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05.20.2021 Cimmanon Fern

Remembering how I said the flavor as a kid. While not the fiddlehead that we have in our salads or in a sauté, Cinnamon Ferns-Osmundastrum cinnamomeum are an attractive species with its fine hairs and pleasing spring green. They are … Continue reading

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05.15.2021 Bird-foot Violet

Driving through Quabbin Park, I noticed a large patch of purple by the side of the road,  parked, and walked to the spot where dozens of Viola pedata were growing. I love the shape of these flowers and the variety … Continue reading

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05.13.2021 Trillium Thursday 2

This is what will likely be the first of a few Painted Trillium-Trillium undulatum posts. For those of you who have been visitors to the blog over the years you know it is a personal favorite and the highlight of … Continue reading

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