Sunday, April 17, 2005


There is an open field near my home that I drive by everyday. Last year I noticed a variety of flowers growing just back off the road around some newly sprouted trees. I decided to go and give this place a personal visit this morning. The area is fenced off but has a very convenient break near a power transformer. I parked my car there & entered cautiously. There are no trespassing signs everywhere, but I generally ignore those if I have my camera. Much of this land was recently purchased for a new Presby hospital.

This was the flower that got me motivated to look. The wife & I had correctly identified it at a distance on a drive-by as a buttercup. These were huge. As always you can see the original on by clicking any picture. This might make you want to sneeze.


I believe this is an Indian Blanket. I couldn't get a bunch of them together, which gives a "tapestry" look.

Indian Blanket

Not sure what this is, but I liked it. I think it might have started out without those leaves protruding through the flowers, but that's a guess. They all looked this way.


These are the flowers off an unidentified but very familiar bush. (that can be a funny statement... think about it)

I'm going to keep an eye on it.




Okay, here's where I think it gets interesting. These are irises according to the wife.


and this one...


and this one.


There were probably 25 or 30 of these growing around this area. All coming up around trees that were obviously planted in rows forming the outlines of yards. I am going to have to do some research & see how long it's been since there were houses here.

The irises were the reason for the ? in the title. Not really a wildflower here... or are they?

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