Wild Carrot Flower (Daucus Carota)

I have come across them in many open fields during the summer. I had thought they were just pretty wild flowers until one day, I decided to find out what they are since they are so common here. That’s when my I realized these white flowers are  daucus carota, colloquially known as  wild carrot flowers,Continue reading “Wild Carrot Flower (Daucus Carota)”

Summer Wildflowers: Broad-leaved sweet pea

While walking in the Warren Magnuson Park in Seattle recently we stumbled upon a field of pink broad-leaved sweet pea. The bright pink flowers were stunning in the middle of the open field, right next to a field of white wild carrots flowers (see next post for that :0) Also known as everlasting pea, perennialContinue reading “Summer Wildflowers: Broad-leaved sweet pea”

Summer Wildflowers: Chicory

It’s almost the end of summer, and the wildflowers that have dotted the landscape here for the past couple of months are slowly but surely wilting away. For a few months each year, they have their glory, bathing in the sunshine and warm weather. Over the next couple of posts, I would like to shareContinue reading “Summer Wildflowers: Chicory”

Summer Wild Berries

Summer Wild Berries Summer is the berry season here in the Pacific Northwest. Wild berry plants greet you everywhere you walk. Here are some of the more common edible berries. Oregon Grapes One of the first types of berry plants to fruit is the Oregon grape, also known as hollygrape because its leaves resemble theContinue reading “Summer Wild Berries”