It's back to cataloging species and maintaining bloom calendars for me. Mother Nature has been hard at work while I have been gone -- I am going to have to hustle to get caught up! Here are a few pictures to keep you occupied in the meantime...
Carolina Crane's-bill (Geranium carolinianum). This pretty little flower is a common "weed" in yards and fields.
Virginia Blue Flag (Iris virginica) is blooming along the edges of the pond. This iris likes to keep its feet wet.
A shocking spot of color amid the green understory, this flower goes by a couple of common names: Coral Honeysuckle and Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). It is a native plant and doesn't tend to be invasive like the non-native Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata or Anisostichus capreolata). I was afraid I had missed this one blooming!