Grand Avenue spring overview – closeups
Top of Grand:
Last year’s mullein and teasel still lord over the smaller plants.
SEL Wayside Garden:
Long-time garden escapees, Dame’s Rocket is the four-petaled flower, while Flax has five petals.
The pea family of plants is highlighted in this area (like the most-cultivated crop – lentils)…
A carpet of bright broom stays close to the ground.
I have not yet identified this one.
Vetch – very showy while it blooms. Another pea family plant.
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 plaque.
Lower (South) Grand:
Horse Chestnut. A very showy tree while blooming.
Willow fuzz looks very pretty when the sun shines through it…
Wild rose bush, with dogwood in the background.
Grand Avenue Greenway trail:
Storksbill going to seed. A tiny spring flower related to the geranium.
Grand Avenue Greenway trail sign.
Dame’s Rocket abounds in this area. It is a crucifer – mustard family.
Tags: nature, palouse, wildflowers