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07/10/2009 Flower of the Day: Honeysuckle

 

 

Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica

Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica

Starting in late spring, my grandkids start running around looking for honeysuckle blossoms.  They learned early on that if they wait until the white blossoms age until they just start turning yellow, they can pick the blossom, pull the base of the blossom off and pull the stigma through the corolla tube, and they’ll be rewarded with  a delicious drop of nectar as a treat. 
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05/05/2009 The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Season Over

I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Jack in the PulpitMountain, from the USWildflowers.com perspective.  While there are still certainly many wildflowers blooming, the image of the Jack in the Pulpit is symbolic of the status of the spring wildflowers.  It is moving into the summer season – no remaining trillium blossoms, only a rare scattering of geranium and phacelia, and even the Canada violets are almost entirely gone.  The wild hydrangea blossom buds are starting to form, and the flying gnats are becoming a problem. 

While I will still make occasional treks down to The Pocket, future reports will be intermittent (maybe until next spring!) and I hope to bring reports from wildflower expeditions into other areas of the region starting, Lord willing, with a report from Big Frog Mountain next week.

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