Woodland anemones in bloom

Anemones, Sweet and Sour

 Anemones at Wickiup Hill (Laurie Bergren)

Anemones at Wickiup Hill

Behold the charming wood anemone.
Sadly, it is quite poisonous.
Luckily, you can learn all about Anemone nemorosa
in the online version of Mrs. M. Grieve’s 1931 classic,
A Modern Herbal,
thanks to the good folks at Botanical.com.

Milkweed Blossoms

Misunderstood Milkweed

Today in the PhotoWerx: Milkweed Blossoms. They’re beautiful, they attract butterflies, the young pods are edible. Tasty, even. So why are they weeds? more→