I’ve Got the Blues

We’ve had two days of badly needed rain and today is cool, breezy and beautiful.

Raindrops on Mayapple Leaves

Raindrops on Mayapple Leaves

 I have several small blue wildflowers blooming now.  Two of them I have identified and two are unknown to me.  The baby blue petals and pale yellow centers of the Forget-Me-Nots are familiar to most.

Forget-Me-Nots

Forget-Me-Nots

The ladder-like leaf formation gives Jacob’s Ladder its name.

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

But the other two blue wildflowers are mystery plants to me thus far.  (UPDATE SEE BELOW! MYSTERY SOLVED!)  I’ve researched my books on wildflowers and I’ve searched on the internet but no luck.  One is low to the ground, has four roundish medium blue petals trimmed in white with a white center (you can see two little ones at the bottom of the Jacob’s Ladder photo to the right as well as pictured below).  The leaves are a little fuzzy and have a serrated edge….kind of looks like a mint but just don’t know!

Mystery Blue #1

Mystery Blue #1

The other mystery blue has long slender almost grass-like leaves with even longer stems of blue flowers with a touch of violet…many small flowers line the tip of each stem.  This is not blue-eyed grass, this is something else.  But what it is, I have no clue.  If anyone reading this has any idea what these flowers are, I’d love to hear from you! 

Mystery Blue #2

Mystery Blue #2

And, although I mentioned the ajuga in an earlier post, I just have to include a photo here with the other blues….

Ajuga!

Ajuga!

Blues outside….blues inside.

Blues on my Windowsill

Blues on my Windowsill

Oh boy, do I have the blues…

And that’s the way it is May 12, 2013.

UPDATE:  Mysteries solved.  Mystery Blue #1 is Bird’s-eye Speedwell / Germander Speedwell which is a Veronica.

Mystery Blue #2 is Scilla commonly known as Bluebells.

Bluebells (Scilla)

Bluebells (Scilla)

The photo above shows the Scilla with flowers fully opened.  This is classified as a perennial and I couldn’t identify it as I was searching wildflowers!  It is a bulb.

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2 thoughts on “I’ve Got the Blues

    1. queenofsienna Post author

      Mystery solved….the problem was I was looking for a blue wildflower and it’s a perennial. It’s a bulb, Scilla, commonly known as Bluebells. I’ve just taken another photo, as the flowers have opened more, and I’ll update my post.

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