Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If it weren't for the neon yellow color, I'd have a hard time identifying this low-growing plant in the carrot family. Vern Yadon states, "Think of someone walking across a dark carpet with bleach on their shoes and you will visualize these chartreuse green flowers in a dark green field." I only spotted a few patches of footsteps during this hike. If my notes from past years are correct, they should last until about mid-March. This is the earliest I've seen them; of course, we've had an incredibly mild and warm January this year.

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Great name and perfect match to the visual. :)

troutbirder said...

Never a big fan of cooked carrots but as wildflowers they are definitely visually pleasing. :)

Imperfect and tense said...

I really appreciate all the colours you're posting, because it's still cold and drab over here. Many thanks!

John W. Wall said...

Holy cow! Is winter over already?

Nature ID (Katie) said...

twg, yup, I almost like this plant simply for the cool name.

Mr. T., I wonder if they're edible.

Graeme, we're having unseasonably warm and sunny weather here. Glad to share.

John, I'm ready for spring, but it looks like things are going to get chilly and wet again.