Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I missed Bloom Day, but here are some of plants flowering in the yard right now.

Springbank Clover

Annuals: white phlox (can't remember the name at the moment) with pink Clarkia amoena

Mimulus aurantiacus with culms of Deschampsia caespitosa

Hedge Nettle (Stachys sp.), a volunteer.
Sisyrinchium bellum. I have to hold up the flowers because they flop over, sadly.


lisa said...

I'm digging that springbank clover! Never heard of this...do you happen to know the scientific name?

Gardener of La Mancha said...

Hi Lisa,
It's Trifolium wormskioldii. Apparently it's rhizomes were a big food source for a lot of the native Californian tribes. I grew mine from a couple of cuttings I took at Big Lagoon (in Humboldt County) last year. I really like the flowers too, they're about the size of a quarter, and much more interesting than the typical red or white clovers (in my opinion). I think it'll make a nice ground cover. Thanks for stopping by.

Carol said...

Thanks for posting for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, even late.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens