Borage family (Boraginaceae)
It is so good to see them after a year and relish in their Glory.
This native perennial plant is 1–2½' tall, branching occasionally. The central stem is round, hairless, and light green. The alternate leaves are up to 7" long and 3" across. They are light green or greyish green, hairless, with a soft floppy texture. The leaves are ovate-oval or ovate-oblong in shape, with smooth margins, and conspicuous pinnate venation. They usually taper to a winged petiole, although some of the upper leaves are sessile. Some of the upper stems terminate in nodding clusters of light blue flowers. These flowers are about ¾–1" long. The corolla of each flower is tubular, flaring outward toward the 5 shallow lobes like a trumpet. Within the corolla, are 5 white stamens with light brown anthers and a white style that is long and slender. The small greyish green calyx is divided into 5 blunt teeth. While in the bud stage, the flowers are a light purplish pink, but become light blue with maturity. The blooming period occurs from mid- to late spring, and lasts about 3 weeks. The ovary is divided into 4 lobes, which contain the nutlets. The root system consists of a taproot. This plant often forms colonies. Pictures HERE! @@ Don’t you think they would make awesome dangling earrings???? @@
The next favorite for earrings would we Forget me Nots…the little Button earrings… ;) Alaska State Flower @ Forget-me-Not
[HISTORYIn the genus family of the Forget-Me-nots, there are over 50 species. By historical account, we believe the Forget-Me-Not, which grows in abundance along river banks and stream beds, was often picked by Knights and given to their lovers. The flower would be worn by the lover as a sing of faithfulness and enduring love with assurance the Knight would not be forgotten. It is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate of the knighting profession of the 15th century. In a wedding display, Forget-Me-Nots offer a great accent to daffodils and tulips.]
Send or give Forget-Me-Nots as a sign of true love or friendship.
The Forget me knots are in leaf but not yet in flower….
The pictures I have here are from Sunday through today…
arranged in a progression MAN ya got to love spring and the warm Temperatures!
I think the word exhilarating would say it all!