26 April 2012

Spring Wildflowers

While walking along the pipeline right-of-way, near our wetland area, I found some Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) starting to bloom.

The flower starting to open.

The small, 1 to 1.5 inch flowers will range in color from rose-purple to violet-purple.

The tiny, 1/4 inch, Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) flower is easy to miss.

Flowers consist of 5 white petals that are deeply lobed, giving the appearance of 10 petals.

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