Grand Avenue spring overview – closeups

Top of Grand:

mullein and teasel

Last year’s mullein and teasel still lord over the smaller plants.

dames rocket and flax

Long-time garden escapees, Dame’s Rocket is the four-petaled flower, while Flax has five petals.

SEL Wayside Garden:
The pea family of plants is highlighted in this area (like the most-cultivated crop – lentils)…


broom groundcover

A carpet of bright broom stays close to the ground.

Upper Grand:
showy composite

I have not yet identified this one.


Vetch – very showy while it blooms. Another pea family plant.

cinquefoil bush

I believe this is a cinquefoil.


Garden iris in a city-maintained corner mini-park.


Purple goat’s beard, also called Salsify. The roots are said to be edible.

Mayor’s Grove:

Mayor’s Grove plaque.

horse chestnut

Horse Chestnut. A very showy tree while blooming.

Lower (South) Grand:
willow fuzz

Willow fuzz looks very pretty when the sun shines through it…

wild rose bush

Wild rose bush, with dogwood in the background.


Storksbill going to seed. A tiny spring flower related to the geranium.

Grand Avenue Greenway trail:
grand avenue greenway

Grand Avenue Greenway trail sign.

dames rocket

Dame’s Rocket abounds in this area. It is a crucifer – mustard family.


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