Journal archives for May 2020

May 26, 2020

Welcome!

Hello friends and welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Wildflower project! We hope this project helps you learn cool, new things about CVNP’s wildflowers!

Each week, we will post a Weekly Wildflower Feature where we highlight a group of wildflowers that are blooming in our park. We hope you'll keep an extra eye out for these flowers and add them to the project. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find the blooms in our Weekly Wildflower Feature; CVNP’s flowers are rapidly changing, so there’s always hope for next week!

Stay tuned for this week’s Wildflower Feature. Happy iNatting!

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Weekly Wildflower Feature for the week of May 25, 2020

Hello friends! We hope you all had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. How did you and your family safely celebrate?

This week, we’d like to continue honoring our country’s fallen heroes with a Red, White, and Blue Wildflower Feature. Keep an eye out for these three flowers:

Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis): If you spot this flower on the trails, it will capture your attention instantly. You can’t miss its stunning red flowers that decorate the plant like miniature crowns!

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia): At first glance, this plant might look like a funky stalk of white foam in the distance. When you get closer, you’ll find that these flowers just have extra-long stamens. If you’re lucky, you might even find the pink variety of this flower!

Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricate): This pinwheel-shaped flower has quite the color range: from deep blues and purples to faded lilacs and azures and even white! Which colors can you find?

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