Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Fringed Polygala (polygala paucifolia)....or as I like to call it, "cute-ass wildflower", is coming up in my yard right now. It's my early submission to " Wednesday Bloom Day", and I can claim zero responsibility for it. Sure, I'd buy and try it if I could, but I just love that it's here on it's own!According to my National Audubon Guide, it's a member of the Milkwort family, and legend used to be that nursing mothers and cows would produce more milk if they consumed milkworts. Hmmm....I dunno...these are pretty small...but pretty, nonetheless! They also refer to it as an "orchid-like wildflower"....now that I can agree with!