Spring Wildflowers and Blossoms at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston: a picture blog

Field of Blooming Dandelions at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston Massachusetts
A field of dandelions in bloom a Boston's Arnold Arboretum

Photos of Flowers and other Sights from the Arnold Arboretum in Boston: Spring Wildflowers, Wild Vegetation, and Spring Flower Blossoms, plus Some Perennials in My Urban Garden Nearby


Bussey Bridge Collapse in 1887 Commemorative Plaque in Roslindale
Sign commemorating the Bussey Bridge Collapse in 1887

The tragedy prompted stricter levels of bridge safety standards in Boston. It's on the commuter rail bridge where South St and Archdale Rd meet, in Roslindale. 



Evergreen tree in the Arnold Arboretum
Evergreen (didn't get tag info)

I wish I could make a smell-o-gram. This tree had a mixed scent of Cotton Candy and Christmas Tree.


Eastern Cottonwood Sign at the Arnold Arboretum

Eastern Cottonwood Tree in Reflection of Puddle in Stump at the Arnold Arboretum
The Eastern Cottonwood in the reflection of a tree stump



Asian Mountain Ash Tree Tag at the Arnold Arboretum

Asian Mountain Ash Blossom at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston
Asian Mountain Ash Blossom


Crataegus Compacta Tree Tag at Arnold Arboretum

Crataegus Compacta Spring Blossom at Arnold Arboretum
The Crataegus Compacta AKA Clustered Hawthorn Tree in Blossom


Close of up Bird-Foot Violet Wildflower Petals in Light Purple at the Arnold Arboretum

I'm using a book I have called "Spring Wildflowers of New England" by Marilyn J. Dwelley to try to identify the types of wildflowers I found during my walk through the Arnold Arboretum today. 

Bird-Foot Violet Wildflower in Light Purple at the Arnold Arboretum
I think this is a lighter purple Bird-Footed Violet


Spring wild foliage at the Arnold Arboretum
I can't identify this green foliage. Can you?


Evening Primrose tiny Lemon Drop Flowers from the Arnold Arboretum
Lemon Drop (I think)

I think this is a variety of evening primrose, perhaps Lemon Drop. The leaves are thin and they have four petals, but they're very tiny. That's my guess! I can't find it in my wildflower book.


Painted Buckeye Tree Tag at Arnold Arboretum in Boston

Painted Buckeye in Blossom at the Arnold Arboretum
Painted Buckeye in Bloom  

Painted Buckeye in Blossom at the Arnold Arboretum
Another Painted Buckeye Blossom at the Arboretum


Purple Grass at the Arnold Arboretum
Purple Grass 


Geological Explanation of the Forming of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum of Boston
Geological Explanation of the Forming of Peters Hill 


Mountain Sandwort before it has full bloomed on Peters Hill at Arnold Arboretum
Mountain Sandwort on Peter's Hill 

I'm pretty sure this is Mountain Sandwort before it has fully blossomed. It fits the description in my book for the leaves and the height, and especially where it grows, which is high elevations. This was on the hill on my way up to the top of Peters Hill, which is the 2nd highest point in Boston. 


Pineapple Weed of the Composite Family of Wildflowers on Peters Hill at the Arnold Arboretum
Pineapple Weed of the Composite Family of Wildflowers 


Purple Brown Green Vegetation at the Arnold Arboretum
Another pretty but mysterious plant in a purplish brownish green


Crataegus macracantha long-thorned hawthorn tag in the Arnold Arboretum


Long-Thorned Hawthorn Blossoms at the Arnold Arboretum
Long-Thorned Hawthorn Blossom and Tree Tag at the Arnold Arboretum


Old Fashioned Weigela Tree Tag at the Arnold Arboretum

Old Fashioned Weigela Blossoms at the Arnold Arboretum
Old Fashioned Weigela Pink Blossoms 


Common Weed with black bud and white petals in New Enlgand
Anemone Cylindrica - maybe?

You know what? I see these everyone, all the time, throughout time and I don't now what they are. Black bud, tiny white petaled common wildflower or weed found in New England: Is it an anemone?


fuzzy wild grass at the arnold arboretum
Fuzzy wild grass


Dandelions are awesome
Weed Schmeed! 


Meadow Violet in May Bloom at the Arnold Arboretum
Meadow Violet Spring Wildflower in May Bloom 


Creeping Buttercup Spring Wildflower at Arnold Arboretum
Creeping Buttercup Spring Wildflower

At least I think this is creeping buttercup because it has hairy branches...


Lily Family White Wildflower at the Arnold Arboretum
Possibly young blossom of False Solomon's Seal?

This six-petaled white wild flower is definitely of the Lily Family. I'm just not sure of its exact identification. It could be a young blossom of some kind of False Solomon's Seal

Perennial Flowers in My Little Tiny "Postage Stamp" Urban Garden


Orange Tulip in its last bloom
Orange Tulip is final spring bloom


Purple Allium the Lolliop Flower
Purple Allium in the Garden


Indian Carpet Dianthus
Indian Carpet Dianthus Flower in Spring Bloom


Purple Salvia Flower Bush
Purple Salvia Bush in Spring Bloom


Irises in Iris Purple final bloom
Irises in Iris Purple - my favorite!


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