Saturday, April 29

29 April - What is this?

I spent part of today weeding the rock wall, which seems to be breeding a healthy crop of dandelions this year, and came upon this. I haven't the slightest clue what it is supposed to be, the leaves are about 2-3 inches long, mottled brown and green, and glossy. It doesn't look like a
weed, but the last time I said that, I ended up with a vine of some variety overrunning my cucumbers in the garden. So Ill watch this very carefully, and try to look it up. If anyone can identify it, send an email.

2 comments:

vivian said...

hi Mickey, that is a trout lilly. It is a very early wildflower that doesn't always produce a bloom. When it does, it has a lovely, fragile yellow that only lasts about two to three days.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.blevinsphoto.com/images/262_04.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.blevinsphoto.com/troutlily1.htm&h=500&w=376&sz=47&hl=en&sig2=JzihUK1L6686T4cHJt7mQg&start=6&tbnid=qih02LsuvY7bUM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=95&ei=wi-rRLiREpaAigHQy7HWBw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtrout%2Blily%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

Mickey said...

Too bad I haven't seen my trout lily in a few years... I think a chipmunk ate it last year (there was a hole in the ground at that spot). :-(

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