Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Wildflowers

Well, I guess I was wrong when I thought that the Drummond's Phlox would be the only harvest we would see over in our wildflower corner. Here are a couple of new friends that popped up to say "hello":


Up above are Batchelor Buttons, also called Cornflowers. Shortcake has declared them her new favorites! While "cornflower" is one of my favorite shades of blue, these have a lot of purple in them! More periwinkle than cornflower, you think?
I believe this is a Red Gaillardia, but I am not sure. The photo in our field guide is not a great one and when I search to find more information, I get images of the Indian Blanket (or Firewheel) which is in the same family but a totally different flower. The overall shape of the flower and the leaves are very similar which is why I am pretty sure this is a Red Gaillardia. I just wish I could find a secondary source to confirm it.
And lastly, this pretty Coreopsis showed up bright and early when the kids went outside to check out the others I photographed yesterday.

Since our pressed flowers from earlier in this unit study have finished drying out, we are going to start work on our wildflower notebook. I might have one or two pictures to post when it is done. : ^ ) OK... let me try that again with a straight face....

5 comments:

  1. Those are so pretty! And what a great idea of putting them in the corner of your yard... hmmmm, must write that down to sew seeds in the fall!!!

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  2. Beautiful wildflowers! I like your photos. In response to your comment on my blog, I'll see if I can get the recipe for that blueberry pie if you're really interested! :o)

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  3. I love the cornflowers. The periwinkle/blue/purple color of them is magnificent!

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