|Early Larkspur (Delphenium nuttallianum)|
It is May 8, 2014 and we have bright sun and an inch of snow that fell last night. You gotta love spring in the Rockies. I took a stroll, OK, navigated an obstacle coarse, around the property to see what is blooming. Below are some pictures of these tough little plants, that will laugh at this little snowfall.
I discovered two new to me plants, the Clematis hiruitissima and the Collinsia parviflora. I am amazed at how some flowers seem to come and go, the conditions needed for some to germinate make them more like guest appearances. What is blooming in your neighborhood?
|Sugar Bowl Plant (Clematis hirsutissima)|
|Blue Eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora )|
|Candytuft (Noccaea fendleri, ssp glauca)|
|Mountain Parsley (Cymopterus montaus)|
|Spring Beauty (Claytonia lanceolata)|
|Mouse -Ear Chickweed (Cerastium strictum)|
|Golden smoke (Corydalis aurea)|
|Wild Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)|
|Sand Lily (Leucocrinum montanum)|
|Kinnickinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)|
|Golden Banner (Thermopsis divaricarpa)|
|Cut leaf Fleabane (Erigeron compositus.)|