Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Backyard wildflowers

Most of our wildflowers will be gone in the heat pretty soon. Yellow is the predominant color, but in the mornings in a shady corner of the yard we have some quiet blue dayflowers still blooming.

Dayflower, sometimes called widow's tears. A Commelina species.

Gaillardias are much less subdued, and much more abundant. Sometimes called firewheels.

This is an evening primrose, an Oenothera species

Afterthought: Here's a wood-sorrel growing under a runaway lady banksia rosebush. Wood sorrels belong to the genus Oxalis. I don't know which species this is.

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