These are small, but I think they're cute! Dwarf White Daisy in the Hill Country of Texas. Yesterday was kinda hot here, but I had to get out and see wildflowers!
What wildflowers are blooming now in your area?
It wouldn't be spring here without Texas Bluebonnets! Because of the unusually cold winter, some say some plants are running as much as 3 weeks late in leafing out or blooming...but these sure are blooming, I just had to look a bit harder for them! Oh...I was in San Antonio when I took the pics...my area is not far from S.A., but the bluebonnets on my place are just starting to develop flowerbuds because I'm up in the hills, so a bit cooler here.
And also a prickly bush called Agarita blooms early here. I love those lemony little blossoms and bees love them just as much! Berries will follow later.
I'm jealous. Up here in Zone 4, things are barely coming up from the ground let alone blooming!
No wildflowers here yet. Do have crocus and Iris reticulata blooming. Daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips getting ready to open. I think I saw a couple of my wildflowers in a bed are just beginning to come up.
No crocus or iris...I don't even have crocus planted. I did have narcissus blooming last week. Now, the anemones...mostly white ones, but I saw this one in the yard and it was so cute it was one of those be-still-my-heart moments!
Going to mark it for seeds!
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Wow, pretty color. I've only seen white/pink/lavender wind flowers here, along with prairie onion and summer snowflake, and prairie verbana has been out for a while. Just starting are sundrops, the agarita, false dayflower, and tharps spiderwort. Just barely barely the bluebonnets. I'd say we're four weeks behind and probably more after today's cold front, but yall further north, keep hanging on, spring is coming.
Lots of spring ephemerals grow in my woods, and the leaves aren't even up yet! No trout lily yet, no trilliums, no wild ginger.... All that's blooming here are garden flowers: the earliest daffodils, and a few sweet violets (and my hyacinths look like they'll open any day now!).
I'd say it needs a cold spell in the winter to grow correctly. What are your winters like?
Most are fairly mild. On rare occasion into the upper teens. This last winter was BAD, however. Frequent freezes and one under 13°. Yes, that's bad here!
Linda, check with DG member loess_roots. Rod sent me some Bloodroot last fall at VERY reasonable prices along with a lot of extra stuff.
I purchased some bloodroot seeds this year and planted in October but have not germinated yet. I have them in the refrigerator right now. Said it may take up to a year to get it to germinate.
Spring came quickly! We now have toothwort, spring beauties, trout lilies, Dutchman's breeches, several different violets (including the cute little yellow ones), and the first few Virginia bluebells.
I have a whole stand of blue toadflax along the road, about 200' x 10', interspersed with red curly dock, some low whites that I haven't identified yet, primrose on the bank, some kind of low yellow composite, almost dandelion-like, and some tiny blue bell things on 12" thin stems. HAVE to get the camera working! Lots of blackberry in the devastation the timber company left, with isolated patches of toadflax and hawk weed. It's been too wet to get down in the woods and look for jack-in-the-pulpits.
TO LindaTX8. That certainly looks like it. I found one today almost a foot tall, but it was growing in better soil than my "lawn". I haven't seen a real dandelion since I left Illinois, and I had enough there to eat the greens in the spring and make wine later. Thanks for the photo.