It only took a couple warm days to awaken the wildflowers. I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to wildflowers, which is why I am asking y’all to help me identify some flowers just-now emerging from a long winter’s nap. Here are the images:
Next up: This one looks familiar, but . . . well, I am not sure.
I am confident with image number three. This little precious is a favorite: Dentaria diphylla or, Toothwort is a member of the mustard family. Mamaw Lena calls it “Turkey Mustard,” wonder why?
Photo Four: I think it’s Wintergreen. What do you think?
Photo Five: Darling friends, I haven’t a clue. It’s not a fern. What say ye?
Photo Six: I have looked at this image several times. At first blush I thought it was the same plant as featured in the first photo. Now I am not so certain. Do you know any wildflower experts? What do they think?
Photo Seven: I’m pretty sure this is a Buckeye. If so, I am over the moon as Buckeyes are known to be “lucky.” But alas, I am working on my second case of poison ivy, so this may be poison sumac. Because I wasn’t 100% certain I gave this plant a wide berth.
Photo Eight: I was meandering along and noticed this plant. Yet another that leaves me curious.
Photo Nine: I will leave you with the spring beauty known as Bluets (also called innocence). What a delight to see these lovely faces. I have missed them.
Renea Winchester is the award-winning author of Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches; Mountain Memories: True Stories and Half-Truths from Appalachia. A Hardscrabble Christmas. Her first book, In the Garden with Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes earned her a SIBA and GAYA nomination. Order signed copies or, email her through her website at www.reneawinchester.com. She welcomes new friends on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter Here.