Raleigh Nature

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

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   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

 

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2 Comments »

  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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