After two months of A Sprig of Summer, this photo series has come to an end. We hope that it has brought you a bit of hope and joy during these difficult times. As former president Jimmy Carter said: Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or …
Welcome back! We will begin a photo series, a Sprig of Summer.
Amaryllis belladonna's showy blooms rise above the ground on a bare and upright stem.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus has edible buds and tubers and a sweet citrus fragrance.
Lagerstoemia not only blooms in vivid red, pinks, and purples but also lasts until autumn.
With vibrant yellow flowers, plants of the genus Helianthus have a world record and a famous painting dedicated to them.
The sweetly-scented flowers of the genus Rosa are famous worldwide for their association with love and beauty.
Begonia cucullata's red flowers and waxy green leaves flourish in warm climates.
Crocosmia's flowers bloom in fiery red. Their stems arch, and their sword-like leaves stand upright.
With a sweet fragrance, Lavandula can even be used to flavor ice cream!
Though resembling an ordinary daisy, Leucanthemum × superbum can be a cross between four different plants.
This strong tasting herb, Foeniculum vulgare, is easy to recognize and can even grow taller than a person.
Imperial palaces, Memorial Day, courage and honor -- these are just a few things Paeonia's gorgeous flowers bring to mind.
A sky blue flower, Myosotis is also a symbol of "eternal remembrance."
Plants of the genus Lotus are sometimes called bacon-and-eggs, for the yellow color of the flowers.
Trifolium repens is associated with sweet honey, good luck, and an Irish holiday.
Healthy for humans but calamitous to cows, Sinapis arvensis can even be found at the North Pole!
Taraxacum: a cure for all illnesses? It might grow right outside your doorstep.
Bitten by a spider? Use plants of the genus Plantago to soothe your wound.
A popular panacea, Prunella vulgaris, grows widely in the Oregon mountains.
Digitalis purpurea was the first wildflower we could name while camping in Oregon.
With purple pollen, Agapanthus praecox resembles a giant dandelion seed head.
Containing a toxic compound, Pittosporum tobira was once used as bait to kill fish.
The Golden State's state flower, Eschscholzia californica, blooms in gold.
The sweet-smelling Trachelospermum jasminoides is a perfume and a common Chinese medicine.
A favorite of hummingbirds, Salvia microphylla resembles a person with red pants.
The gorgeous freckled blooms of the genus Alstroemeria are unfortunately poisonous to cats.
Named after the Father of Texas Botany, Oenothera lindheimeri look like butterflies about to take flight.
Use Erigeron karvinskianus to create a daisy wall or to carpet your stone steps!
Oenothera speciosa spreads like fire, adding splashes of pink to the North American grasslands.
Sacred in many cultures, flowers of the genus Nelumbo have water-repellant leaves and edible seeds.
Known for its fragrance and invasive nature, Lonicera japonica can produce poisonous berries.
One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, Primula vulgaris can add flavor to your salad!
Unlike most flowers, some Hydrangeas can change color, resulting in dazzling ombres of pink, purple, and blue.
One of the oldest tree species in the world, Magnolia grandiflora is a traditional Asian herbal medicine.
Pelargonium capitatum's scent comes from the essential oils inside the plant.
Dietes bicolor, a member of the iris family, can apparently glow in the dark.
With dramatic cone-shaped flowers, Echium candicans is poisonous when eaten.