Now if we are talking about plants that invade the garden, this one must be one of the top contenders for first place. I was lying on my stomach photographing (and admiring) a patch of these beautiful little flowers, wondering why I hadn’t noticed them before. I got the photograph and carried on taking other ones and gardening (preparing the wild flower areas as the raccoons have stopped assisting me) and then I began to look around me. They are everywhere! My entire lawn and the field adjoining are covered in them. Whether they are invasive or not, they have gorgeous tiny flowers each cupped within their lovely coloured leaf. I’m sure they might totally destroy the grass, but then I hope that they might provide something useful for pollinators. That would redeem them for me, doing far more good than a boring green lawn. If anyone local wants any of these to start off their own invasion, contact me and we can arrange an exchange somehow. (I’m just kidding, I’m sure they are already in your lawns.) These are well worth a closeup view in the gallery if you have a minute to check it out. A flower a Day #246
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The Flower a Day Gallery with current content is below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 246 to view. Click or tap to view full size.
A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period. Posts from May 2021
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