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Plant of the Week- Gromwells

After a nice couple inches of rain (THANK the heavens!!), the wildflowers are starting to bloom and the grass is beginning to grow.

For all the plant geeks out there, here is the first plant of the week for 2013.

The gromwell…

One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring.  Gromwells or Hoary Puccoons have rich yellow flowers.  In the fall, the gromwells get white seeds where the leaf attaches to the stem of the plant.

One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. Gromwells or Hoary Puccoons have rich yellow flowers. In the fall, the gromwells get white seeds where the leaf attaches to the stem of the plant.

The gromwell is one of the first blossoms in the spring. There are a variety of gromwells, but this one has a deep, rich yellow color. There is another kind that has a lighter saturation and smaller flower.

By fall, the flowers have dropped off and the gromwell turns into an ugly duckling. Its leaves turn rough like a cat’s tough. One small white seed will grow at each leaf collar, where the leaf meets the stem.

But for now, the gromwell is a beauty!

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