Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Wild and Prickly
There are areas near the farm that have mass explosions of the White Prickly Poppies. It is said that a cow will not eat it, even during times of drought, because of the prickly stem.
I tried, without any sucess, to identify this wildflower. It reminds me of Queen Anne's Lace Flower. If it grows near you, let me know. Do you know it's common name?
It also grows in masses, as you can see, on the roadside in front of the farmhouse entrance.
Despite the high winds and no rain for over a month, the wildflowers continue to flourish.
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This is my first time that I see a white poppy. It is so interesting. I know that all poppies are red. So different for me. And so nice.. I like your flower photos so much and I learn more kind of flowers...
Happy spring days...
Hello Beck....poppies come in all colors. Be sure to show your Mother the flowers from today.Delete
Beautiful pictures and many lovely flowers. Have a nice day.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elna...I enjoyed reading your post from today, especially the photos of your home and garden.Delete
Meggie, your post reminds me that wildflowers, in their own right, are just as beautiful as their cultivars. I like to think of them as God's special gift to us to enjoy (instead of coming from a nursery). You've inspired me to add some to my next book--they deserve to be "immortalized" in paper too! XOXOReplyDelete
We have had persistant rain for the last two weeks Meggie, the garden is looking lush and green, it would just be great to get out there and do something with it..........I have a soft spot for wild flowers, especially wild meadow flowers..........maybe not the prickly ones though! xxReplyDelete
Lovely pictures. It's amazing how tough plants can be. xReplyDelete
They are just lovely....ReplyDelete
I've seen those poppies from the road, but never got close enough to realize how prickly they were!ReplyDelete
You didn't get any April showers? How sad--and worrisome too. Texas has suffered drought for far too long. I hope it ends soon and produces lots more wildflowers for you!ReplyDelete
Hi. Just to let you know that I've selected you for the Sunshine Award. If you want to join in please see my blog, but there is no obligation to take part. Suzy xReplyDelete
This is the first time I see white poppies. I love your pictures, so fresh and Springy.ReplyDelete
You have such colourful wildflowers there. The white nameless one reminds me of this, but I couldn't see what kind of leaves it had: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achillea_millefolium - you can use yarrow in herbal tea and it helps to many things.ReplyDelete