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Mariposa Lily (Wildflower Wednesday)

Mariposa Lily at Sensible Gardening and Living

By far my favorite wildflower that grows on our farm is the Mariposa Lily. Blooming in mid summer it is later than most of the wildflowers on the land and not the tallest or biggest.  You find it tucked in here and there on the hillsides, and to my knowledge has been lost in many areas around here.  For about…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

Wildflower Wednesday

Balsam at Sensible Gardening and Living

Probably the showiest of all our spring wildflowers is Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata). Clumps of these bright yellow sunflower-like flowers completely cover the hillsides of our property. They stand about 60 cm tall, and the leaves are distinctly arrowhead shaped, gray and hairy. These plants literally stop traffic when in bloom. Joining Clay & Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday:)