An unidentified purple flower the first to bloom from the butterfly-friendly wildflower seed mix the girls and I planted this spring. One of the only gardening projects we actually completed. (Updated: Bachelor’s Buttons. Thanks, Jenn!)
I’ve always called these clover but this week I learned it’s really wood sorrel. I got some wildflower books out from the library and we’ve learned to identify a few new species. Evidently these are edible.
I wish I’d got a picture of these purples the other day. They weren’t so wilty-droopy, the petals stood out in a pretty star. (Updated: Deadly Nightshade/Belladonna. Thanks, Marie. I think this will be uprooted soon, alas. I don’t want anyone snacking on the berries though.)
Only one positive identification in the lot; but we’re enjoying the process of slowly growing our knowledge. To my mind the step of asking What is it? is just as important as identification. I love that my children are curious and always learning and I don’t ever want to see that light go out.
I wish I had time to sit and sketch these little wonders but for now my camera will have to do.