Okay, so I think I'm getting a little carried away with the wildflowers. Whenever I see a group of petals shooting up from the foliage, I have to know what it is. I enjoy this extraneous curiosity, however. And today I realized a common thread to all the flowers I have seen so far.
They are: round-lobed hepatica, wood anemone, trailing arbutus, bird's eye primrose, wild strawberry, periwinkle and juneberry. I also found one with bunches of tiny white flowers that I have been unable to identify.
Except for the juneberry, which grows from branches of a tree, all the others grow low to the ground. I would say five inches high at the most, while most are only a couple inches off the ground. Isn't that neat? Or am I the only one who thinks that's a great way for these flowers to emerge, since the Lake Superior winds could kick up petal-ripping winds at any time?
Nice work, you little flowers. You have intrigued me and delighted my senses. I look forward to visits from the rest of your friends too!