Some of the wildflowers I see are quite striking and eye-catching, some are dainty and delicate, all are interesting in their way… but not all are welcome. Since mid-March this year I’ve spotted 31 species of wildflowers in 17 different families. Of these, 8 were exotic invasives. Some you’ll know as common garden weeds. Others you’ll know as common garden ornamentals.
Here are a few.
grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum):
red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum):
gill-over-the-ground, aka ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea):
ivy-leaved speedwell (Veronica hederifolia):
lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria):