2014 Wildflowers and Wild Plants
Sweden, Maine

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May 18
I saw my first blooming Bluets on May 13, but it was too dark in the early morning to get a good photo with natural light. Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) are a low growing plant only about 5 or 6 inches in height. The flowers are about 1/2 inch wide.

These are such pretty and airy flowers. They grow really well in my lawn. Well, let's call it a lawn. It is the result of tossing out some grass seed several years ago. It has been overcome by moss, wild strawberries, violets, and bluets--and that is just fine with me.