This is part three of a photo series documenting my attempt to identify and catalogue all of the wildflowers to be found at Sylvan Solace Preserve during 2021. This survey is part of our year long celebration of Sylvan Solace Preserve’s 25th Anniversary. Of the thirty-five species documented so far in this series, only six (17%) are not native to Central Michigan, including four species listed in this installment.
If you’re new to this series, catch up by clicking on the links below:
Without further ado, on to the flowers.
#26 Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia) photographed 04 May 2021
#27 Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus) – photographed 04 May 2021
#28 Bastard Toadflax (Comandra umbellata) – photographed 04 May 2021
#29 Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris) – photographed 04 May 2021
#30 Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis) – photographed 04 May 2021
#31 Corn Speedwell (Veronica arvensis) – photographed 10 May 2021
#32 Mouse-ear Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) – photographed 10 May 2021
#33 Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) – photographed 10 May 2021
#34 Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) – photographed 10 May 2021
#35 Small Pussytoes (Antennaria howellii) – photographed 10 May 2021
Wildflower sightings are really starting to ramp up! Some of the early spring ephemerals are still hanging around and the late spring flowers are starting to make their presence known. A single trip this week yielded sixteen new species for the annual list (of which only the first five were shared in this installment). I may have increase my personal goal for the number species found. Expect the next update in a few days as every trip to Sylvan Solace brings something new.