I know I said I was through posting flower pictures for a while, but we seem to be moving rapidly through Spring and into Summer here, and everything is just so white. The backyard looks like it’s been dressed up for a wedding. A nice girl’s wedding, if you get my drift…
The California Privet is a weed here, but a spectacular weed right now. Here a honeybee forages among the flowers.
A swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) feeds on the blossoms of a california privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium).
A swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) and a honeybee feed on nectar of the California Privet.
A bumblebee visits the flowers of a Russian Comfrey (Symphytum × uplandicum).
Russian Comfrey, a hybrid between Symphytum officinale (common comfrey) and Symphytum asperum (rough comfrey).
German Chamomile and Rose Campion. The magenta flowers of the campion appear through spring, summer and fall.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) blooming early.
Leucanthemum vulgare, the Oxeye Daisy, a noxious weed to farmers, but pretty for all that.
Oxeye Daisies with Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and irises in the background.
Philadelphus coronarius, the Sweet Mock-Orange, grown for its fragrant flowers that resemble orange blossoms.
It’s pretty, and it smells nice, but it’s the damnedest thing for taking over the yard.
Lonicera japonica: like the privet, it’s almost a symbol of the deep south. Too bad it’s not actually from here.