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Azure Bluet (aka Quaker Lady).  Look for these tiny delicate and colorful blossoms in lawns, clearings, and forest margins throughout spring.  The species name means “sky blue” and the flowers are often that color; but they may be a clear white, or … Continue reading

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Yellow Thistle

The yellow thistle (Cirsium horridulum) is a tall branching “pasture weed of the South” with large yellow or red-purple flower heads and very spiny, clasping leaves.  It piqued my interest when I read that in rare instances the blossom is yellow, which contradicted … Continue reading

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