The grass is green and the forbs are flowery. I have no excuses.
It’s time for “Plant of the Week” again. Say “hello” to my yellow friend, the Gromwell.
The Gromwell flowers early in the spring- it (and the mustards) are usually the first shot of color.
The flowers are rich and saturated in their yellow. Each flower has 5 petals. The dark green leaves are rough, like a cat’s tongue. In the fall, the leaves turn brown and curl. At the base of the leaf (where the leaf attaches to the stem) a small, white, and hard seed will form.
Scientific name: Lithospermum canescens.