Photo: Little purple volunteers

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

This photo has been sitting in the files since last September because I wasn't sure what it was. I'm still not sure. Lee thinks they might be crocus.

They look like volunteers - like the cyclamen that I'm trying to encourage to take over my lawn. Hard to tell in the photo if the leaves belong to the flowers.

I don't love dandelions or those long stemmed things that look like dandelions but I love the other volunteers that show up in my yard. Right now I have a beautiful, lush green sidewalk of almost fluorescent moss. The cyclemen are doing well, and the split leaf maple is getting way too big.

Wouldn't mind some of these purple beauties.

DKH



2 comments:

unknown February 6, 2018 at 8:10 AM  

These are fall crocus. They have little purple flowers in the fall and develop beautiful glossy fronds during the spring.

Anonymous,  February 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM  

Fall Crocus! The leaves emerge around spring, then disappear in the summer and in the fall the flowers appear!

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