I haven't had a Wildflower Wednesday in a long time - too long a time.
I'd like to share some wildflower pictures I took earlier in April during a trip to Charleston, South Carolina.
In identifying some of these, I'd like to thank my wildflower helper in New York State. Anything with a Latin name is her ID.
We are finally starting spring here in upstate New York, but I just couldn't wait for our wildflower season. Enjoy!
Charles Pinckney was a founding father of the United States - an author and signer of the U.S. Constitution, a man who literally lost his fortune due to his public service in the founding of our country. What is left of one of his plantations, Snee Farm in modern day Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, provided these wildflower photo oppotunities.
Blue eyed grass, one of my personal favorites. I knew this from my time in Arkansas, and I've even seen it here and there in upstate New York. It's hard to see, but these actually bloom at the end of blades of the grass.
I don't know what the tiny yellow flowers are surrounding the grass. I've seen this up here in New York, and I'll kick myself when I find out.
Strawberries were planted in an abandoned bed (the park ranger on duty knew nothing about this bed) and were also blooming on the edge of surrounding woods.
So many times, I go somewhere to study history, and end up wandering around the wildflowers. Maybe one day, I'll even tell you more about Charles Pinckney-he is a man who is now somewhat forgotten, but we have him to thank for a lot of the protections of our Constitution.
Are there wildflowers blooming where you live?