In search of flowers in the Northeast

June 2, 2020

Colebrook, CT

A walk in the backyard:

Golden Alexanders

Wood hyacinth




Dandelion seedhead with seeds ready to be dispersed by wind



Jacob’s ladder

Meadow goat’s beard

Scientific names and families:

Golden Alexanders/Zizia aureaParsley Family: Apiaceae

Wood hyacinth/Hyacinthoides hispanica Asparagus Family: Asparagacea

Lily-of-the-valley/Convalaria majalisAsparagus Family: Asparagacea

Fleabane/Erigeron philadelphicusAster Family: Asteraceae

Columbine/Aquilegia canadensisButtercup Family: Ranunculaceae

Dandelion/Taraxacum officinaleAster Family: Asteraceae

Buttercup/Ranunculus repensButtercup Family: Ranunculaceae

Strawberry/Fragaria sp. – Rose Family: Rosaceae

Jacob’s ladder/Polemonium reptans L. – Phlox Family: Polemoniaceae

Meadow goat’s beard/Tragopogon pratensis L. – Aster Family: Asteraceae





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