Monday, May 18, 2009

Gaywings...

The ground in front of my deck is awash with purple. It took me a while to identify these delicate little wildflowers. They are Gaywings.


To give an idea of how small they are notice the pine cone in the lower right of the next photo.




I noticed them a few years ago and they seem to have spread farther and farther in every direction. I don't know how common they are, but I've spent a long lifetime walking in the woods and had never seen them until in the spring here the last few years. I really enjoy these delicate little flowers!

14 comments:

kcjewel said...

i guess we don't have these... they are so sweet!!!

Char said...

they are beautiful - I don't know that I've ever seen them before.

montucky said...

They are really pretty! I love the color! That's another flower I've never seen before and I really enjoyed seeing it!

troutbirder said...

I have never seen them before either. The map shows them endangered in the Midwest so maybe that why.

adkkeb said...

They are just so delicate... and beautiful... the color exquisite...

Shellmo said...

These are pretty -nice splashes of purple in the landscape!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful little wildflower, Cedar. I'll bet that purple is pretty around your deck... They look a little like our Periwinkle (which grows wild in the lot next door--and which we have in our yard now also).. The Periwinkle have pretty little blue flowers in early spring.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

dog trot farm said...

I don't think I have ever seen this wildflower before. I'll have to look more carefully next time I walk through the woods. Very pretty.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh these are lovely! You have introduced me to a new little being. Thank you!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Sounds like elves and fairies live among them! They are so delicate and pretty, Cedar. Thanks for showing them and I'm so glad they've come to live with YOU!

Bren said...

I love your beautiful little petite flowers. Can't wait to stop back and see what you post next.

Happy Spring Garden Time from my garden in the Midwest.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a beautiful little flower. I've never heard of it, but I plan to look it up and see if is to be found in our area.

Laurie and Chris said...

They are so pretty. I have never seen them before. I love the color!!

Carolyn said...

Cedar, these are beautiful photographs and stunning little flowers. I have never seen them before. Thanks for stopping by my post. I have just republished it so it reads and looks better. Blogger has been a little funny lately....or it could be me!
Thanks for sharing.
Smiles