First On The Scene: Milkvetch


Garden, Identification, pink wildflowers, purple wildflowers, spring wildflowers, Thoughts, Weeds, white wildflowers, Wildflowers

Milkvetch is one of the first wildflowers on the spring scene, and has earned my respect as the hardiest of the hardiest.

March 30, 2016

Heron’s Bill Wildflower


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Learn how to identify this extremely useful and weedy wildflower that is both edible and medicinal.

March 12, 2016

The Wildflower That Saves Lives


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Learn what makes Rocky Mountain Bee Plant a true friend and life saver for both humans and bees. Then learn how to identify it in the wild.

August 4, 2015

Tiny Pink Wildflower


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Deptford pink wildflowers are easy to overlook because of their tiny flower size. (About the size of a dime or smaller.) Had I been looking for something special or tiny, I probably would have missed this flower.

June 7, 2012

Rosa Multiflora (multi-flower wild rose)


Identification, Photography, pink wildflowers, summer wildflowers, white wildflowers

Rosa multiflora is a wild rose species with small, multiple blooms. This wild rose species has an intoxicating fragrance… I always move in close to drink in the heady perfume. Have you stopped to smell the roses today?

May 30, 2012

How To Identify Wild Rose


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The cultivated wild rose pictured here is a favorite of gardeners in Illinois, and is often used as a low maintenance ornamental plant. The blooms are about 3″ across with showy, bright petals, and the typical wild rose leaf pattern.

May 29, 2012