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dulcinea3
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Re: APRIL Plant your tree, here, for Arbor Day!

Here's another one for you.  I've had people on a social site I go to puzzling over this one for a while now.  They've come up with lots of suggestions, but I don't think they've even looked at the photo I posted, since none of them look anything like it.  I think they're just trying to think of little white flowers in general.

 

These are wildflowers that grow all over the place around here, in some places so many that they carpet a patch.  They are tiny white flowers with four petals, although I have occasionally seen some with a very faint bluish or purplish tint.  I am not sure this is actually a photo of the plant that I mean, but it is the closest I have seen.  The flowers themselves look identical to this, but the plant doesn't look quite right to me (have to check sometime when I'm outside).  I think they are just on single slender stems, instead of many flowers on different levels on one plant like this.  I might be wrong, though, and this might be it.  Only a few inches high.

 

 

Any ideas?  I've been familiar with these flowers since I was a child when we moved to MA (don't remember if they were in NJ), but have never known the name.

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Re: APRIL Plant your tree, here, for Arbor Day!

 

dulcinea3 wrote:

Here's another one for you.  I've had people on a social site I go to puzzling over this one for a while now.  They've come up with lots of suggestions, but I don't think they've even looked at the photo I posted, since none of them look anything like it.  I think they're just trying to think of little white flowers in general.

 

These are wildflowers that grow all over the place around here, in some places so many that they carpet a patch.  They are tiny white flowers with four petals, although I have occasionally seen some with a very faint bluish or purplish tint.  I am not sure this is actually a photo of the plant that I mean, but it is the closest I have seen.  The flowers themselves look identical to this, but the plant doesn't look quite right to me (have to check sometime when I'm outside).  I think they are just on single slender stems, instead of many flowers on different levels on one plant like this.  I might be wrong, though, and this might be it.  Only a few inches high.

 

 

Any ideas?  I've been familiar with these flowers since I was a child when we moved to MA (don't remember if they were in NJ), but have never known the name.

 

I'm stumped, less converse on flowers per say. I always ask Becke when in doubt, tried swinging it by her yet? She's a little busy right now, but.. always happy to help.

 

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dulcinea3
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Re: APRIL Plant your tree, here, for Arbor Day!

After a few more people had replied with flowers that looked nothing like what I posted (I felt like shaking them!), someone finally came up with the right one.  That was not the exact plant, but the flowers are very similar.

 

They are called 'Bluets':

 

 

That picture even has both the white ones and the bluish ones in the same picture.  The white ones are much more common (around here, anyway), but sometimes I see the others.

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