Our spring wildflowers are blooming, and many are tiny blooms easily overlooked. The showy Carolina Jessamine is almost finished blooming, but you can still catch the bell-shaped blooms along Old House Lane.
Dune Primrose can be found in sandy soils all over the island.
Yaupon Holly has tiny flowers that provide nectar for lots of butterflies: this one is a Red Admiral.
Seaside Pennywort can also be found almost everywhere on the island:
Rock rose is blooming in great patches along Old House Lane:
Trailing bluets are white in our area, and are a low-growing flower on the forest floor.
I think this tiny yellow one is wild Canada Lettuce, but I am not sure, so feel free to comment in…
Oakleaf Erigeron is a tiny aster that blooms in the spring and can be found all over the island. This photo from last spring shows an alligator hiding in the erigeron.
Toadflax blooms on slender stems (and I’ll confess that I love it just for the name, which seems to come straight from the Wind in the Willows.
Hercules Club is also blooming.
Dewberries are low-growing and spread with runners along the ground. They have tasty fruit, if you can beat the raccoons to them.
While Blackberries have a more upright habit:
Head out and see how many of these flowers you can find!