Saturday, February 21, 2009

Can SPRING be far behind?


I found my first flowers yesterday near a cement wall of the entrance to the bridge that I walked over. I have no idea what they are -- maybe Katney will identfy them for me. They are very tiny and this is a macro shot but hard to tell since there is nothing but a wall in the background on which they seemed to be climbing..

Your EG Tour Guide identified them as VERONICA and I verified his answer on Google. (Both images and info) It said this about this flower:


Flowering - March - August.( It is almost March. . . )

Habitat - Open rocky woods, glades, waste ground, cultivated areas, fields, pastures, lawns, roadsides, (It was on the bicycle/walkers entrance to the I-205bridge) railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This little introduced species can be found throughout Missouri. This is one of the earliest little plants to bloom in the spring. (It isn't quite spring here yet. . . ) The earliest flowers tend to be smaller than the flowers that come later in the season. This is an easy species to ID in the field because of the small blue flowers, sessile leaves, and pubescent stems.The info in between {and) are my comments.

10 comments:

Linda said...

We are see signs of spring with some Red Buds in bloom. Not sure what the flower is but certainly refreshing after this cold winter.

Malyss said...

This picture is a farewell to snow and winter!I like blue flowers, there are not so much of them..

Katney said...

Sorry, Paulie. I have no idea.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Are they a variety of veronica?

PERBS said...

Thank you ! That's exactly it! I have never seen them before.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh you lucky girl, we are no where near having any flowering flowers around here. It sure is pretty though

SandyCarlson said...

The bright light of March (here early) beckons Veronica! These are beautiful, my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Katney said...

I'm glad you got your ID.

RuneE said...

I can't match those here yet, but with any hope...

A pity you couldn't see the whole Picture (it was a collage). It is probably due to the large resolution of 900px width. I'll send a copy via E-mail.

PS My blogging will be a bit sporadic the coming weeks due to family matters and various other circumstances.

dot said...

Pretty blue flowers! I'm really ready for spring this year.

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