Sweet and Petite

Early Springs brings very sweet and petite flowers that are one time bloomers.  The Purple Oxalis has been joined by a white one that is sold here as Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.

Violets bring back childhood memories of my siblings and me picking as many of them as we could from the yard before it was time to mow the grass.

This Ageratum doesn’t seem to mind the cold and has been growing new leaves and buds through the winter.

The Crocosmia took a rest last year and did not make any flowers.  This year a few are coming.

This darling little white flower is a bit of a mystery.  I must have gotten it at a plant exchange and was told it was a ground poppy.  I cannot find any information on it and maybe someone will recognize it.  The leaves emerge in late winter and the plant has multiplied, but seems to move all over the bed.  When the summer heats up, the plant disappears.  None the less, it is a welcome sign of Spring.

If anyone wants to try to identify this, here is a photo with the leaves.


17 Comments on “Sweet and Petite”

  1. Tina says:

    Nice little spring things, except for the ageratum, which is a nice autumn thing. 🙂

  2. Which leaves belong with the bloom? The variegated pointed or the round one?

  3. carol says:

    I’ve read that Fritillaries use the violet as a food source for their cats? Much better than dealing with passion plants taking over! I know the African Leopard Hosta but not the one in front which I think is the one you need an ID. So nice to see everything coming back in your garden.

  4. tonytomeo says:

    That is not an easy one to identify. It looks more like an anemone to me, but the foliage is not right.
    The Crocosmia does not look right to me. It looks more like Ixia.

  5. shoreacres says:

    I spent some time last night going through Eason’s Wildflowers of Texas trying to identify that white beauty, but came up empty. The shape of what I take to be the seed pod is interesting, though. It reminds me of something — maybe rain lily, or blue eyed grass. That suggests that it could be in the iris family, but I really don’t have a clue. That’s the most uneducated guess in the world. It really is pretty, though.

    I spent some time on Sunday trying to get a photo of another teeny-tiny one. I still don’t have that one ID’d, either. Those little ones can be tough.

  6. The name of that plant may come to me, I used to grow it in Atlanta..The Oxalis is flowering here as well, I think it is the only plant we all can grow! My mother had a violet lawn, I loved picking the flowers as a child.


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