Saturday, April 9, 2016

Flowers in April

Following are simply photos of flowers I've photographed in the month of April, both from my garden and in the wild. Sometimes it is nice to just look at flowers and enjoy them for what they are rather than delve deep into their ecological characteristics, no matter that their natural interactions with other plants, insects, microbes, etc. are compellingly fascinating. Sometimes it is nice to simply enjoy them for what they are. Of course if you have any questions about any of these, post them in the comments below and I will be happy to give you an answer. Enjoy!

Fritillaria recurva
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria affinis
Dichelostemma capitatum
Narcissus 'Thalia'
Narcissus 'Thalia'
Narcissus (nameless yellow trumpet)
Nameless Narcissus hybrid
Narcissus 'Hillstar'
Narcissus
Narcissus canaliculatus
N. 'Hillstar' & 'Minnow'
Narcissus 'Hillstar'
Leucojum vernum
Leucojum vernum
Calochortus tolmiei
Iris chrysophylla
Trillium ovatum
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Lithophragma glabrum
Erysimum × 'Walfrastar' (aka 'Fragrant Star')
Epimedium × versicolor
Epimedium 'Amber Queen'
Epimedium 'Amber Queen'
Epimedium 'Purple Pixie'
Epimedium 'Purple Pixie'
Viola blanda
Viola blanda
Viola praemorsa
Primula veris
Lamium maculatum (foreground) & Pulmonaria (background)
Phlox subulata
Phlox subulata
Geranium macrorrhizum
Pseudofumaria alba
Tiarella cordifolia
Symphytum officinale
Amsinckia menziesii
Saponaria ocymoides 'Rubra Compacta'
Whipplea modesta
Trientalis borealis ssp. latifolia
Maianthemum racemosum
Asarum caudatum
Lathyrus torreyi
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Rhododendron 'Orchid Lights'
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense 'Compacta'
A field of Iris chrysophylla at sunrise

6 comments:

  1. I would never leave that yard!! Just dig a hole for me when I die and roll me in! LOL I see some I know as common names maybe? Is there a wild sweet pea, a lily of the nile, Alaska state flower? Any ring bells? I just don't know proper names as much. One looks like a lady slipper too. Thank u so much for sharing. I will keep this link forever. Bobbi Larsen (daughter is Kelli Johnson of Wimer)

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    1. It's common to avoid common names since some can apply to more than one species/genus leading to confusion.

      As for common names of the plants in this post:
      Red bells, pussy ears, bluebells, wallflower, barrenwort, cowslip, moss phlox, comfrey, foamflower, and wild ginger. Not a complete list, just an example. No lady slippers (Cypripedium) that I am aware of, though I'd like to find one. Lily of the nile describes Agapanthus, an oft grown African native. I do have some young Agapanthus, though they will take a few more years to reach flowering size.

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  2. Travis,
    I love your photos of plants and sometimes accompanying insects. You certainly have made me want to visit southern Oregon in April.
    Mary Beth

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    1. March and April are the best times to visit for wildflowers. Summer is nice too though it gets pretty warm, but you'd get to see the fields of Madia and other treats.

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  3. Gorgeous photos Travis!

    Sarah

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