Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Bluebead Lilies are popping up all over

Can you believe it? This is the 1500th post! Wow, that’s a lot of birds, bugs, boats and buds!

If you take a stroll through Dogtown, you will see these Bluebead lilies growing in the damp, shady areas.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

In some areas, they will carpet the floor. Cape Ann has fairly acid soils which the Bluebeads love.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Never mind the ticks and mosquitos, let’s get down on all fours and get to work.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Clintonia borealis was named in honor of a former governor of New York, De Witt Clinton (1769-1828).

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

They grow from Labrador to New England south to the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee and north to Michigan Wisconsin and Minnesota.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

There, that wasn’t so bad. If time permits, I’ll bring you back later this summer and show you the blue fruit that inspired the name for the plant.


Kerri said...

Congrats on 1500!!
Your flowers are lovely!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful images. The thought of ticks run through my mind while lying in the grasses. So far no encounters.

Carol Mattingly said...

HAPPY 1500TH STEVE! You rock. Carol

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