Spring Flower Mix
Several small flowering plants are visible in the landscape this time of year. While they may be considered a weed, they are also an important food source for pollinators. They provide rich nectar to many of our bees, butterflies, and flies. Here are some that you may be seeing:
Tiny Bluet, Houstonia caerulea
Native, herbaceous, perennial wildflower.
Wild Violet, Viola
Herbaceous, native perennial with delicate flowers and heart-shaped leaves.
Purple Dead Nettle, Lamium purpureum
Non-native winter annual in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Often confused with henbit.
Henbit, Lamium amplexicaule
Non-native, cool-season annual in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Chickens like to eat it. Often confused with purple dead nettle.
Hairy Bittersweet, Cardamine hirsuta
Non-native winter annual that is a member of the Brassicaceae (mustard) family.
Common Yellow Woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta
Native perennial that is easily recognized by heart-shaped leaves.