Little Gems: June Woodland Wildflowers

Another walk in the woods on a spectacular day. Ā Midsummer has brought back sunny, warm weather and cool nights. We’ve had enough rain to keep the dust and cracking earth at bay, and the plants still look lush and green.

My attention has been turning toward the smaller wildflowers, the patterns wild grasses make, leaf shapes, sweet-smelling foliage. Time to share!

 

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) has small, white flowers and glossy, dark evergreen foliage

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) has small, white flowers and glossy, dark evergreen foliage.

 

Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia genus) is more delicate than the lawn weed.

Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia genus) is more delicate than the lawn weed.

honeysuckle berries

Honeysuckle berries are bright red and clustered along the stem.

 

 

Moss lends a plush texture to the wood.

Moss lends a plush texture to the wood.

Wild grasses have architectural beauty.

Wild grasses have architectural beauty.

Hawk weed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

Hawk weed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

Oxeye daisy ( Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Oxeye daisy ( Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Another wild grass shows off its plumage

Another wild grass shows off its plumage.

Butterfly

It’s been my pleasure to share with you these little gems!

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