Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mosaic Monday–Spring Flowers

2015-04-11 tussilago, Göta

Going for a walk in my neighbourhood on Saturday, I found a surprise field full of tussilago farfara,  also knowns as coltsfoot.

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This area along the railway was cleared from brushwood a couple of years ago. Not sure if they are going to “do” something with it or just let it grow back. But for now, the tussilago seem to be enjoying their chance of spreading!

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In sunny spots in the more park-like areas, the lawn daisies are showing up to greet the sun.

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And also these (below). But I don’t know (or can’t remember) their name. Can anyone help? They are quite small, not much bigger than the little daisies.

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I’ll be linking to Mosaic Monday.

20 comments:

  1. they are all beautiful. i love the spreading daisies.. sunflowers and daisies are my favorite. but i also love yellow flowers and these are fantastic. so glad your spring flowers are popping up

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  2. You have found a grand selection.

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  3. They are all very pretty. Sorry, can't help with the name of the last ones, although I think I have seem there here as well.

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    1. "seem there here"?! "seen them here", of course!

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  4. Is that last flower alyssum? I looked it up in Wikipedia and found this information.
    "Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet alison, also commonly referred to as just alyssum (from the genus Alyssum in which it was formerly classified) is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae."
    This looks like a plant that was grown in gardens where I lived as a child. It bloomed all year round there and made a great border. The leaves look different so I am not sure.
    We have a Herbarium not far away. That is like a library of dried plant specimens and the staff are botanists. People can take mystery plants there to be identified. The other place with the same service is the Botanical Gardens. For an accurate identification you would need to take the flower, the leaf and the root. Personally, I like your approach of asking people casually.

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    1. I think John (in another comment) set me on the right track with the suggestion penny-crass. Probably the Alpine variety. I doubt it would be appreciated by anyone if I dug up a plant from a public park just to have it identified for my own satisfaction, so I think I'll have to make do with the camera, a bit of guesswork and the internet! :)

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  5. i love how they have that fringe and are so frilly. The white ones really do look like some kind of daisy. I hope they let the field get overrun with wildflowers!!!

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  7. Louise, I'm pretty sure it isn't Alyssum because it lacks the little green centre to each flower. But it is very similar. I would guess it is a Penny-cress (Thlaspi species).

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    1. Thanks John. Having that to start with, I could look it up, and I think it must be Alpine penny-cress, Thlaspi caerulescens - blooming here from April to June. In Swedish backskärvfrö

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    2. Adding another link in Swedish primarily for my own memory:
      Den virtuella floran:

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  8. Pretty spring flowers :) Not sure of the names though :)

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  9. Pretty flowers and mosaic. I love the little daisies.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  10. Bright and pretty flowers to welcome spring! The lawn daisies are popping up all over the northern hemisphere, it seems. There are lots of them here, too. Have a wonderful week.

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  11. Some call them weeds but the coltsfoot and daisies are too pretty for that!
    Hope you feel blooming great this week.

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  12. You found quite an assortment of flowers during your walk. I love daisies ... they are such a "happy" flower!

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  13. What bright happy flowers....

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  14. Beautiful flowers. Very nice variety.

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  15. Pretty spring flowers, even the colt's foot which is a spreading weed along our country roads. Don't you love how other bloggers can help identify something for you? :-)
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  16. Sweet suns these tussilagos!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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