Friday, April 16, 2010
Name the Flowers
The reason I bought a camera a couple of years ago was to identify flowers. I'm supposed to take pictures of them, and then go through Flower Finder: A Guide to Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families, by May Theilgaard Watts (Berkeley: Nature Study Guild, 1955). I had the camera for a couple of years, but didn't have the Flower Finder until earlier this week. I got it from Amazon.com for 18 cents (plus 3.99 shipping).
I had an idea already what this one was, but went through the Flower Finder to be certain, and nailed it, I think. Does anybody else know?
These flowers are quite tiny (less than half an inch across), and are growing in the crack of a sidewalk. You can also see them all over town on certain lawns. They're on p. 35 of my Flower Finder.