LV - January 2012
7 years ago
|Carolina Geranium/Carolina Cranesbill?|
|Creeping Charlie/Ground Ivy|
I'm reasonably sure about these next two . . .
|Yellow Wood Sorrel/Oxalis|
In the past I've tended to think of this yellow one as clover because of the shape of the leaves. Wrong! Yellow Clover has a flower that looks like (surprise) clover. This is Oxalis -- like shamrocks.
I think this pink one is indeed Smartweed -- at least that's what a neighbor called it years ago.
And the one below is Blue-eyed Grass -- which is actually a tiny, tiny wild iris. And it's really blue--I photographed it when the sun was on it and the color is washed out. "Never mind," I thought when I saw the picture on my laptop, "I'll go out later when the sun is off that area and get a better picture."
But I'd forgotten that the little flowers close in the afternoon. So you'll just have to imagine a rich, clear blue.
The Blue-eyed Grass is non-invasive and rare enough that I don't pull it up. But the others, pretty flowers and all, got pulled up and set aside to enrich the chickens' diet. I know there'll be more.
It was nice to spend a morning outside, looking close and paying attention. Balm for the soul in these perilous and contentious times.