The latest post in my continuing series on what is flowering each week in the Fingerlakes region of New York. You can read the past two weeks here and here. This week was stormy and rainy, which slowed down the bloom time of many species.
This week, the willows continue to bloom, in addition to the weeds mentioned before (Creeping Charlie, Chickweed, Cardamine, and Deadnettle).
Acer negundo, or Box Elder, started flowering this week
It has opposite branches
Box elder flowers
Daffodils (Narcissus sp) have been flowering for a while but this is the first one to flower in one of my orchards
Similarly, dandelions (Taraxacum officionale) have been flowering for a couple of weeks, but just started in the orchards
Common groundsel or old-man-in-the-spring (who knows with common names) (Senecio vulgaris)
Purple Violet (Viola sororia)
Field pansy (Viola arvensis) in only one of my sites (and proof positive that not all violets are blue, ahem)
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus sp.) in a garden in one of the orchards
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari sp.) being visited by a honeybee
And sweet cherries (Prunus avium) have started to bloom!