Lovely blooms, Allen. Congrats that your photos are in the wildflower guide book. Am so very happy for you. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us. Happy Weekend. Namaste
The tree leaves have fully unfurled and the forests are shaded, and that means it’s time to get out of the woods and into the meadows where the sun lovers bloom.
There aren’t many flowers that say meadow quite like vetch. I think this example might be hairy vetch (Vicia vilosa,) which was originally imported from Europe and Asia to be used as a cover crop and for livestock forage. It’s now found in just about every meadow in New Hampshire. I think of vetch as very blue but this example seemed purple so I checked my color finding software. It sees violet, plum, and orchid, so I wasn’t imagining it. Maybe it is cow vetch (Vicia cracca,) which is kind of violet blue.
Bowman’s root (Gillenia trifoliata) is a native wildflower but it only grows in two New England Sates as far as…
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