Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wildflowers On Fifth Avenue

Anti-inflammatory? Anti-viral?

Isn't it amazing the things that God has put on this earth not only for us to enjoy, but even to use as remedies to common ailments. (Should we be surprised?!) I'll let you do the Google research if you want. There's a lot of information out there on mullein, besides the fact that it grows all around here. Commonly known as 'velvet leaf.'

All of the photos in this post are from another walk along Fifth Avenue. I love this time of year!

Left: Stickseed and a wood violet
Middle: Mullein
Right: Trefoil - not only is the flower pretty, but the leaves
were copied on the sleeves of generals' uniforms from the Civil War. Trust me.

Seven years ago when Bridger came to the door covered in
Stickseed and Virginia Creeper. He was so scared.

Ferns and trilliums are everywhere!
And barbed wire, known in the South as bob wahr. ;-)
This is especially for Sandra.
By the way, be sure to see her Memorial Day header!

From left: Ferns, Lichen, Wild Geranium

Creeping Bellflower
I looked it up to make sure it was one word, and I found,
'creeping bellflower eradication.' What??!

Bottom left: Neighbor Bill's Barn
from Fifth Avenue
More Wood Violets

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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MadSnapper said...

thanks for more giggles about your walk down Fifth Ave. I can't help it when I see all these beautiful plants and barb waar on 5th Ave.. thanks for the link to my blog. I have seen the velvet leaf in the past but did not know its name. before digital cameras, I viewed with different eyes than I do now.. I wonder if they think the bellflower needs to be eradicated???

Elizabethd said...

I had a quick look at the Bellflower, and found it is one of the Campanula family. Apparently it can take over a garden or piece of land very quickly and is counted as a pest!

Cathy said...

I love the wildflowers. God made so many beautiful things and we call them weeds and mow them down. Kind of silly 😜

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful pictures from your walk. I wish you a very nice week, too.

Felicia said...

I've been enjoying the wildflowers that bloom along our roads too.

pretty images.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Yes indeed, God has placed every beautiful plant for us to use and enjoy. Judy your lovely wildflowers sure do make me smile. All of those trilliums are such a joy to see! I discovered one in a small flower bed and feel so happy it found a home there. Have a nice week, my friend. ♥

Maggie said...

I love a post that has me reaching for google to expand my knowledge base, I've now seen lots of images of mullein and will know what to look for when out walking M'selle Fleur, but not today because it's raining!
Lovely mosaics, have a great week.
Happy MM.

riitta k said...

I had to google too :) Mullein is handsome Verbascum thapsus. It appears where it wants in my garden too. Creeping bellflower is Campanula rapunculoides or something ... and spreads as hell! You never get rid of it even if you wanted :) Pretty it is!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely collection of images. I love the wildflowers and the memory of your sweet dog. Gorgeous post and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

podso said...

I'll be looking up more on mullein. The bell flower reminds me of our kudzu which is a vine that is taking over the south. Someone innocently brought it from Japan-or maybe not so innocently. It climbs up and over trees, mountains, yards. Quite amazing. I love your new header and neighbor Bill's barn should be in your collection. Beautiful!

Laura said...

I have several types of bellflower...campanula, in my garden. None of which are invasive. But I bought mine at garden centers. In fact I just bought three campanula hybrid plants from Terrain and they are so beautiful. One is the typical purple blue bells but the other two are of a type I had never seen before, they are white with blue stripes.

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Cranberry Morning said...

Dotsie, Neighbor Bill's barn is part of my Wisconsin Barns photo greeting cards set. 😃

MadSnapper said...

I forgot to say yesterday that the photo of Bridger touched my heart. so beautiful

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Poor Bridger....
I love wildflowers and God is awesome!
They say the mullein is good for the lungs, I'm going to have to try the tea.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful set of photographs. I especially liked the wild flowers.

This N That said...

Most of those are new to me..Violets and ferns are common here..Thanks for sharing your pretty wildflowers..Hope you are having a good day

Pamela Gordon said...

Mullein. I've found this plant coming up in the yard and see it along the roadside and wondered what it is. Thank you. :) There are so many beautiful wildflowers to be found along the roads and in fields around us and I've identified a lot of them from a book I have. So many of them have healing properties. God sure made some beautiful things for us to enjoy! I posted today that I'm taking a blog break for the summer and maybe longer. You can read it for yourself. I want to say how I've enjoyed your blog so much and getting to know you so will try to visit now and then and will also see you on IG. I hope you have a beautiful summer. Blessings and hugs. Pam

Snap said...

What a wonderful walk! So many plants that "help" humans. I have to wonder how many we've destroyed that could have helped so many. I did giggle about 5th avenue and barb waar! Happy Monday!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy mosaic Monday

Much love...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love the sights along 5th Ave! We have Mullein and it grows TALL here! But many of the other wildflowers don't grow here. I always love Trillium and Jack in the Pulpit in NC! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Karen said...

Isn't is amazing how many different wild flowers there are and how many different shapes of leaves. I enjoyed your photos.

Angie said...

This post is right up my alley - interesting I have been seeing many of the same flowers as I am out and about in Montana. Thanks for identifying the flowers - very helpful!

Kristen Rettig said...

What pretty wildflowers to enjoy on your walk!

Mama Hen said...

So green and lush! I am loving all the beautiful pictures. Sweet seeing the picture of Bridger. What a fright being all tangled up. Hope you have a lovely week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I believe you're right Judy in saying that everything we need has already been provided. We just need to use the correct plants or combos and should have a remedy for most everything.
There's a woman in our community doing FB posts on edibles in the wild and many are weeds.

Cindy said...

Creeping Bellflower, that popped up in my yard this year and I love it! Didn't know what it was called... until now. Thank you! I laughed out loud at the bob wahr!!

Breathing In Grace said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers and greenery. I <3 ferns! I have a question about the Mullein?!? Does it bloom? We have something that looks similar here that has a stalk that comes up on it with a yellow bloom. I'll have to Google that! ;-) HOPE you had a great weekend. Oh, by the way...I have a little link-up on Friday's called Friday Foto Friends and would love for you to join, if you get a chance! Happy Wednesday!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love me some wildflowers! I just saw a patch of pretty wild flowers as I was heading home late yesterday afternoon. They surely make me smile and I know they God smile! After all, He created such loveliness for us. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Patti said...

Poor Bridger! Lovely flowers, flowers...everywhere.

Lorrie said...

I'm going to look up Mullein after reading this post - it looks familiar. There are so many beneficial plants and I know so little about them. Beautiful flowers along your walk.


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