phacelia

It’s Time for Phacelia Again

Our fringed phacelia (Phacelia fimbriata) has just started blooming, and within a few weeks it will entirely blanket our mountain with a lavender-tinted blanket of white. Phacelia is native to our Appalachians and the Great Smoky mountains just to the southwest of us. The native bees love it, and we do, too.

fringed phacelia
fringed phacelia

Also arriving, and looking like the charming version of laundry hung out to dry, are these Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) and squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis). I didn’t get a good picture of the latter today, but I will soon.

Dutchman's breeches
Dutchman’s breeches

Finally, here’s a little cutleaf toothwort bouquet, plus a photo of Bee from a couple days ago. I don’t think she wanted her portrait made. Which is unusual for Beezus, aka Miz Showoff.

cutleaf toothwort bouquet
cutleaf toothwort bouquet
grumpy beezus
grumpy beezus

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