To a person uninstructed in natural history,
his country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art,
nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
I love finding out the names of the flowers that volunteer in our yard. This one took a little time to research; it wasn’t listed in any of my field guides. It eventually occurred to me to search by area and not flower type, and I found a lovely site under the search term Delaware wildflowers.
This ethereal beauty is the Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum). It popped up overnight in huge drifts, and of course it turns out that they are non-native and invasive, not to mention toxic to The Dogness, who is more interested in eating the outdoors than his dinner.
But they are pretty, aren’t they?
What’s popping up in your garden?