More February Wildflowers . . .
I thought I would take advantage of Leap Day 2012 to squeeze in one more post for the month of February. The past four weeks have remained damp and cool, rather than cold, making the green spaces of the West Village resemble tundra. The park grass is spongy, close cropped, yet green, and along the edges a variety of hardy wildflower species can be found, low to the ground, in bloom . . .
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Red Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)
Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)
Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
Feral Croci (Crocus vernus)
And, in my own courtyard, a few Common Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)
– rPs 02 29 2012