My favorite wildflower of the spring has finally arrived: the bluets are in bloom at PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands. Also called “Innocence” or “Quaker Ladies,” these tiny flowers grow in small, dense patches in short-grass fields and open woodlands. The patches are visible from yards away, adding striking splashes of color to the forest floor. But close-up inspection is also rewarded by the simple, delicate blooms. For me, it’s the perfect balance between showy and subtle.

Despite the name, bluets can be anywhere from bright white through blue or even pale lavender in color.

1 Comment

  1. herbaloo said,

    April 23, 2010 at 12:48 am

    right next to the trout lillies!

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