Monday, May 12, 2008

Fringed Polygala

Fringed Polygala or Gaywings

Flower still in bud, perhaps 1/2" long

Yesterday was a great day for garden fun. In the afternoon, I always try to go for a walk in the woods on Mother's Day to look for this tiny little wildflower. If the weather is terrible, I go as soon as I can during the following week. I hate to miss seeing this beautiful flower. I never saw it before we moved here. This is not a wildflower that you can see from a distance. It's about 4" tall with a flower less than an inch across. This year the flowers have just begun to open. I should get a chance to visit them again. This tiny orchid like flower in my favorite color is a real treat.

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