The Raleigh Naturalist

March 19, 2009

Look down, look closely, at Spring’s lovely weeds

Filed under: Central Raleigh, Gems & Surprises, Nature Lore — Tags: — raleighnaturalist @ 2:17 am


   Weeds are just plants someone thinks are out of place.  As the season arrives, we can all get some pleasure from these signs of a diverse ecosystem  in your yard.  Take the time to look down and closely!

snowflakes, an early bulbous wildflower

snowdrops, an early bulbous wildflower







  1. Do you know the name of the small blue flowers? I have been trying to ID them without much luck.

    Comment by John — March 7, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

  2. They are simply bluets – “Houstonia caerulea” a wonderful stand of them comes out at Smallwood and Clarke near Edna Metz – very common. Thanks for the inquiry and sorry it took a ridiculous time to respond.

    Comment by raleighnaturalist — July 26, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

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