Thoroughwort is a weird name for a flower!

Flower thoroughwort2

Thoroughwort is a member of the aster family which is a member of the daisy family! What a strange name for such a lovely plant! Here it is in December, chilling out, enjoying bug-free time! I could look at this plant forever!


Everyone has a Christmas Cactus. We have a Christmas Dandelion!

Flower dandelion

In my search for flowers blooming in southern Maryland in December, I was greeted by a sunny, very short-stemmed dandelion! The pond is frozen but this flower seems perfectly happy. I wish my camellias looked as happy as this dandelion.   How far North do they bloom in December?

Did you get this blog post Thursday?

4-Leaf Clover substitute!

flower field sorrel 6 petal

Instead of finding a 4-leaf clover I found a 6-petal sorrel blossom! I’ve never seen a 6-petal sorrel before!!!

Not sure if this is called field sorrel or wood sorrel. AKA oxalis. Wild edible weed. Lemony flavored shamrock-like leaves. Flowers good too.