Sunday, March 02, 2008

First flowers in 2008

Fittingly for the month when spring begins, two flowers have come out in Emthree. The white ones are wavy bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa) - the whole plant makes a good salad. The other is a half-opened creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens). This plant is a common weed and often grows in thick masses in damp spots, but it does not seem to like it much in Emthree and usually does not do well. It mostly grows on the earth, but there is one plant trailing across the water in Midsummer Pond like an aquatic.

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