MAYLOWERS OF MASSACHUSETTS – Marilyn Armstrong

MAYFLOWER – Flower of the Day

One of the great things about using the internet is learning stuff. Cee mentioned that Columbine is Colorado’s state flower … which made me wonder what our Massachusetts’ state flower might be.

Mayflowers

Turns out to be the Mayflower. Yes, just like the name of the boat that landed in Plymouth. Though I’m pretty sure it didn’t land on the rock or it would have crashed, so I’m assuming they anchored and went ashore in a more normal way.

Mayflowers – in May!

Meanwhile, though, I have tons of Mayflowers in our yard. They are wild, so they cover the grass, usually together with our first flock of dandelions. It makes a very pretty purple and yellow carpet in the early part of spring.

More Mayflowers
I was told that this is another kind of Mayflower

Late April typically, though it was May this year because of the cold weather that wouldn’t leave. Not to mention the wind, rain, sleet, and snow. Or, what we like to call “our miserable weather.”

Mayflowers
Mayflowers and pink-eyed grass

Nothing stops those wildflowers, though. We didn’t get the usually thatch of dandelions and Mayflower, but we got them. This time, fewer dandelions and more Mayflowers.

7 thoughts on “MAYLOWERS OF MASSACHUSETTS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I also have my favourites amongst the wild flowers, but dandelions are not one of them. We have a blue spreading kind, but I do not think they are mayflowers, their blue flowers arrive later

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    1. I didn’t know what these were. I used to call them “those little purple flowers.” One day, someone told me they were Mayflowers. I think these may have come from England originally … I mean, why else would they have named that ship “the Mayflower.”

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  2. Such a pretty colour, Marilyn. I bought something similar to that to put out in the front garden. (I only wish they had been wild). I also saw them trying to sell dandelion plants at the garden centre. Can you imagine? I got those for free.
    Leslie

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