Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wild blue

Bachelor's buttons?

When I saw these wildflowers growing on the dry, ridge side of High Drive, I immediately thought "bachelor's buttons," that pretty little annual that I used to see in gardens when I was a kid. After doing a little research, I'm pretty sure they are the same plant: Centaurea cyanus, also known as cornflowers. I never knew they could "go wild" so easily!

6 comments:

Lisa Gallup said...

So pretty! I used to have these in my garden...loved that they were self seeding, but they got taken over by bigger plants. I should plant some in a pot! :D

Yolanda said...

They grow wild on the hillsides here.I also have some in the front yard.

inkberryblue said...

Wow! Your photographs are wonderful Judy...and the flowers are really lovely. They are such a wonderful, intense blue.

Zach Hunt - Spokane Fitness Trainer said...

I would see these in a few areas where I like to hike. It's a nice piece of decoration.

Sarah said...

I love bachelor buttons!! So pretty. Your photos are wonderful!! Thanks for popping by my blog,Sarah

Plain Jane said...

simply gorgeous photo!