the thaw. they are coming. prairie crocus is also called blue tulip.
genus: Anemone or Pulsatilla. species: patens
Anemo, (Gr.) - pertaining to the wind.
Pulsatilla (Lat.) "pulsare" - to beat or pulse, the sepals open with sun and close with heavy cloud/night.
patens (Lat.) - spreading or outspread.
Buttercup or crowfoot family: Ranunculaceae.
supermoon. it's not pink.
the first full moon of spring is called pink (accordingtothefarmersalmanac) due to corresponding springtime blooms of creeping phlox a wildflower in eastern north america. nothing of a wildflower sort is blooming here.
this ranunculus is from the local nursery.
coyotes. gophers. winter eggshells, seedling starting pots. a branch of pussy willow that unexpectedly rooted. spring crocuses.
half of the half-eggshells were lost (to complete fracture) by poking holes in the bottom for drainage, but 48's enough. spring is sproinging. crunching shells when planting later, if there are plants, should work for root development.
phenology, plant families,
a few reveries.
categories of posts
webs of interest
A Wildflower Journal
Pencil and Leaf
Randy Stewart Design