In front of the house, down over the hill
There’s a whole world all of it’s own.
A flower does bloom and the air is still
A flower whose name is not known.
I know what you think, I should know its name
As a million are blooming right here.
But I don’t know much, bluster’s my game
Nice photos, green thumb and good cheer.
Don’t worry about that, take a breath so deep
I promise I’d say if I could,
The name of the plant, a mystery to keep
In the light of the enchanted wood.
40 thoughts on “The Mystery Flower of the Enchanted Wood”
Lovely! Are the flowers tall, Jim?
Thanks Annabel. I would say they are of medium height. 18 inches tall in general and straggling up to 2 feet. They bloom profusely in early and mid May. With the heavy rains yesterday, their bloom appears to be over for this year. They had a great year, showing up along the edges of woods throughout this area. Have a good day. 🙂
If you find out what they are, please let us know! I’m intrigued … Have a great day, too!
Gabrielle (Urbig) from the University of Rhode Island Botanical Gardens identified it: Hydrophyllum canadense, Broad-leaved Waterleaf. Taaa daaa! 🙂
Voila! That’s terrific … thank you for letting me know! Happy weekend!
They’re pretty, whatever they are. Very wild and unpretentious.
Wild and unpretentious! Just my style. Have a great day Grower! 🙂
Jim, your woods are indeed enchanted! So lovely!
Here’s my best guess on the ID: Hydrophyllum canadense, Broad-leaved Waterleaf. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide (wonderful book!) says:”White or purplish flowers in a loose cluster at the base of the maple-leaf-shaped upper leaf….protruding stamens……..Rich woods, W.New England to Michigan, south. Early Summer.”
Thanks for the beautiful pictures ( #10 especially) to start my day!
Ha! You nailed it Thanks Gabrielle. Now I know why you’re the one running the botanical gardens. #10 is my favorite too :). Have a great day!
I love these flowers!!
Me too! 🙂
A million are blooming right here and in front of the house, Wow!! So very beautiful, Jim!
Thanks Amy. The living is good in Indiana. Especially in the mighty fine month of May. 🙂
Beautiful as always.
Thank so much, as always. 🙂
Every lady knows that a little mystery lends enchantment. 😉
Ooh, I wouldn’t know about that. Like I say, I don’t know much. Bluster’s my game. 🙂
oooh, just love this! enchanting!
Thanks. Mystery and enchantment. A find combo! 🙂
Oh my, gorgeous pics Jim. What a delightful walk .. And that flower is so very pretty ..
Thanks Julie. That’s the first I’ve shown of the little bottom land and the north side of the property. That pretty little flower sure made it sparkle this May. 🙂
Your place is so lovely Jim .. Thank you for sharing 😊
Beautiful woodland pictures. Your garden is a very special place
Thanks. It is a special place. A curious blend of open, sunny, purposeful gardens and natural woodland wildflower areas. Have a great day. Looks like Autumn is becoming quite advance for you and your garden. 🙂
Sometimes the most beautiful flowers need no names! Gorgeous garden 🙂
Right on! Beauty without knowing everything. Somtimes good thing. 🙂
Tu deviens poète des images et tu sais dompter la lumière ! Tes photos sont de plus en plus belles et tes compositions d’une grande originalité ! je ne connaissais pas cette variété de fleurs, elle est d’une grande finesse. Bon W-E 🙂
Merci beaucoup Christiane. Tu es très gentile. Mes photos et moi, nous domptons la lumière and capturons les fleurs. 🙂 C’est une grande aventure. 🙂
Thanks. It is quite the beautiful scene. 🙂
Your slice of heaven on earth is a privilege to share with your stunning captures. Thank you!
Thanks Kim. It is my pleasure to share. And it is indeed our little slice of heaven on earth. Thanks for letting me share. 🙂
Beautiful and peaceful Jim. I bet there are many birds hidden in that enchanted wood.
Hi. Sorry for the delayed response. I’ve been quite distracted of late. But yes! It is beautiful and peaceful. And yes! There are birds lurking in the woods. I tend to watch the birds up the hill, closer to the house, but presence of such a lush woods supports the varied bird life. It’s fun. Have a wonderful day. 🙂
So beautiful. The light in the wood amazing and also the flowers… This is like a magic. Thank you, love, nia
Thanks Nia. There is some special light there. 🙂
Those woods are indeed enchanted. I speak from great experience.
Indeed. You and young Ms. Strawn cruised these woods as kids, did you not?
Looks like an absolutely lovely place to go for a walk and be inspired by the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome. It is a lovely place, especially in the spring. 🙂
Comments are closed.