Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wild Birds and Wildflowers, April 27, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wildflower Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednesday
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 14, 2016
I found this Canada Goose family living in a small pond near a busy highway.

When she saw me, she hurried her babies up the bank to where Papa Goose was standing guard. Though Canada Geese are supposed to be migratory birds, many have settled down here to stay all year.

Wildflower Wednesday
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 24, 2016
I am not sure of the name of this wildflower. The bloom stalks are less than knee-high.

All (or most) of the leaves are at the base of the plant.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 26, 2016
It is an invasive plant, but very pretty if you have room for it as I do. Can anyone help me with identifying it?
UPDATE: Lyre-leaf Sage - thanks to several folks who identified it for me.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. Hello, gorgeous flowers, the last image is beautiful. I love the geese and the cute goslings. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  2. What a beautiful plant and I love the massive display. Not sure what it is, but if I find out, I will let you know!

  3. I'm pretty sure it isn't lavender, but it does remind me of fields of lavender.

  4. Those Geese make a sweet family.

  5. Such a cute little goose family!

  6. Wow, they're beautiful in a meadow as you show them. Maybe Salvia lyrata? It seems to match the description and your photos. Very beautiful!

    1. My computer is messing up and will not let me comment on your blog, so I hope you see this here.
      Beautiful wildflower! Love your photos!
      And thanks again for your ID.

  7. ^ PlantPostings is right, it's Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage! It's a native plant. It grows wild on our farm and I love it.

    The goslings are adorable!

  8. The geese are a bit of a pest in some places, but they are still a great looking bird.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Oh pretty geese images. As for the flower? Bluebells? Not sure.

  10. I'd grown a version of salvia lyrata years ago - flowers were an unsatisfactory beige - leaves were quite red tho - much prefer your beautiful native. And, those dear little goslings! So cute when they're so small.

  11. A world without Canada Geese would be a sad planet. I love finding them in the parks. Beautiful birds. Messy...but beautiful.

  12. Beautiful family of geese! The flowers are lovely.

  13. I love the goslings. They're adorable. The flowers are pretty too.

  14. Oh, the cuteness! Nice capture of the sage, too.


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