Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More Flowers, Many Shapes

Here are a few more photos from my walk yesterday.  So many different ways a flower can form!

Flower buds of an Ash tree. I don't know whether Black or White Ash.  It was growing by the river.

Dutchman's Breeches:  How does a pollinator get inside? I think that yellow part opens up as the bloom matures.

Trout Lily:  Three petals, three sepals, all of them yellow.  Can you tell which is which?

Somebody told me this is Yellow-flowered Grass.  I tried to decipher a grass guidebook once and put it down more confused than enlightened.  So I'll just have to take that person's word about this plant.  I love the tousled hair of that blossom.  Looks like it just woke up.  Which it did.


John W. Wall said...

I'd be tempted to go with sedge as opposed to grass, but that still doesn't make an ID easy. :P

catharus said...

The ash looks like a male flower; would you concur? Yes, the last looks a lot like a sedge.

NatureGirl said...

Sedges have edges and rushes are round; grasses have nodules where elbows are found.

I have a grass book at home...I'll see what I can scare up for you. :)

Tom said...

This is a Carex- Maybe Carex plantaginea.