Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wildflower Finds III

Back to purple :)  These morning glories were so lovely I decided to create a journal page just for them.

Gil Nelson's book 'Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers helped me make the correct ID.  I wrote his comments along the outer edge of the illustration.  Thanks, Gil!

'The name sagittata means "arrow shaped" in reference to the outline of the leaves.  This combination of deeply sagittata leaves and rose-purple flowers is an excellent field ID character.'

Wild Flowers Finds II

For most of July, all the wildflowers I found were purple or pink.  I found this most curious.

Mother Nature must have been reading my thoughts as I then found these brightly colored specimens.

I should know to trust Mother's sense of color :)