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?

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Lumberjack’s Toilet Paper still blooming in southern MD!

Flower mullein boquet

I now have a bouquet of Lumberjack’s Toilet Paper, aka Common Mullein, in my kitchen in December! Hard to believe it is still blooming here in southern Maryland. We’ve had several frosts.

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.

Blue flowers in autumn

Flower VA Dayflower

The Virginia Dayflower is one of my favorite blue flowers in autumn. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the mideastern and southeastern US. It is important to count the blue petals. The Virginia Dayflower has 3 blue petals. The Asiatic Dayflower has only 2 blue petals, plus a tiny white one. They bloom now too, often close to each other in wet soil,  and are a deeper blue.