Wildflowers Shyly Raise Their First Blooms
According to Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association (like the Facebook page here), milkmaids are
a perennial, coming up year after year from an underground rhizome. The lower leaves are roundish, leaves higher up on the stem are divided into 3 or 5 lobes. Some leaves have pretty purple splotches and solid purple undersides. Milkmaids grow in moist, shady forests and riparian areas, usually one here, one there, but sometimes forming dense patches.
Lisin said that rockbreakers or saxifrage as they are also known, grow
What kind of wildflowers do you have? We’d love to see what’s blooming where you are now.
in moist places, preferring rocks to soil. It is a sweet little plant that can grow in masses, covering large swatches on rocky river banks. It ranges from southern Oregon to northern Baja.
And just so those of you with gardens but not wildflowers captured yet can feel included, here’s a cyclamen that’s just starting to bloom. You can add photos of your own flowers if you like.Let us know roughly where the flower was found and identify it if you can. (After the deer post, we’re excited to see what you all share.)