2014 Wildflowers and Wild Plants...and Not-S0-Wild Plants
Sweden, Maine

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May 11
The praying family.

Not wild, but pretty. I can't remember the name of this early-flowering bulb.
Another cultivated bulb. I do remember the name of this - Scilla.
June 16.
I think this must be a young royal fern (Osmunda regalis) - thanks Leigh for the ID. It appears to be twice cut. The frond shown here is only about 8 inches long.  The stem is smooth and dark red in color.

Under the optimal conditions, these ferns can be up to 6 feet tall.

The odd thing about this evidently young fern is that it is the only one I can find in the area. Where did it come from? It really stands out among all the bracken, lady, and ostrich ferns that predominate.
June 20
My favorite dahlias are the inexpensive ones you can buy in a 6-pack for $2.99.  For me, the 6-packs are exciting because I have no idea what color is going to turn up. My favorites are the red ones and this year, the red was the first to bloom.
June 21
I don't even like peachy colors very much, but this dahlia bloom is beautiful. It has not completely opened up.