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WILDFLOWERS IN GUATEMALA
   

Photographed: In my garden at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, 2013.

   
     
WILDFLOWERS IN MAINE AND ON CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, CANADA
   

#35 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: On Campobello Island, Canada, Across the Channel from Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   

#36 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: On Campobello Island, Canada, Across the Channel from Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   
     

Common Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, or Golden Buttons Tanacetum vulgare
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

#37 Mystery solved by Kim, a visitor to this page

#38 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   
     

#39 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

#40 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   
     

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Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   
     

#42 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

#42a Detail If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Lubec, Maine, in 2013.

   
     

Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's lace, Bird's Nest, Devil's Plague, Bishops Lace Daucus carota
Photographed: By the beach in Belfast, Maine, in 2013.

#43 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: In Belfast, Maine, in 2013.

   

#44 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed: On the beach in Belfast, Maine, in 2013.

   

 

   
WILDFLOWERS IN RHODE ISLAND
   

#44 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
Photographed:
In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

   
     
WILDFLOWERS IN MAINLAND ITALY AND IN SICILY
   
     

#1a If you know what this wild poppy is, please Contact Me

#1b

   
     

#1c

   
     

#1d

   

#1e

   
     

Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's lace, Bird's Nest, Devil's Plague, Bishops Lace Daucus carota
Photographed: By the side of the road in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

   
     

#2a

Flowers by our Hotel on the Beach in Butera
#2b If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me

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Golden Marguerite, Yellow Chamomile, Oxeye Chamomile Anthemis tinctoria
This is a very pretty though short lived delicate daisy like plant. With all of the choices we have for our gardens, I think it is best left to roadsides and fields.
Benefits: In the past its bright yellow was used as a fabric dye.
From:
Primarily the Mediterranean
Photographed: By the side of the road in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

Could this be Brassicaceae?

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Calendula, Pot Marigold, Ruddles, Common Marigold, Garden Marigold, English Marigold, or Scottish Marigold
Calendula officinalis

Identified by a new and very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

Buttercups

   
     

Scarlet Pimpernel, Red Pimpernel, Red Chickweed, Poorman's Barometer, Poor Man's Weather-Glass, Shepherd's Weather Glass Anagallis arvensis (Salmon colored flowers)

Identified by a new and very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   

Wheat Growing Wild

   
     

Henbane, Stinking Nightshade, Black Henbane Hyoscyamus niger

Identified by very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

Bears Breach

   
     

Could this be Hirschfeldia incana?

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Mallow Bindweed Convolvulus althaeoides
  Benefits:
From:
The warm Mediterranean
Photographed: In Sicily in 2013, these were flowers by the Eraclea Minoa Campsite near the ruins.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

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Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

   
     
   
     

Tufted Vetch, Cow Vetch, Bird Vetch, Boreal Vetch Vicia cracca

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

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Plume Thistle Cirsium
Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

 

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Acacia sp.
Photographed:
By the side of the road in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.


Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

#17 If you know what this plant is,
please Contact Me
Photographed:
By the side of the road in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

   
     

Echium Echium plantagineum
Photographed: By the side of the road in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

   

Echium Echium plantagineum
Photographed:
On the south coast of Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

Valerian, Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Spur Valerian Centranthus ruber
Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

Meadow Salsify, Showy Goat's-beard, Meadow Goat's-beard or Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon Tragopogon pratensis L.
This is an all-summer flowering biennial plant that is spread widely in the cooler parts of the world, making it no further south in the US than Massachusetts. Its dandelion like flowers open only in the morning so obviously I missed an opportunity finding these in the afternoon. Nonetheless, I found them intriguing.
Benefits: Apparently this plant is relatively edible, being used in some connection to diabetes and for an enjoyable alternative to commercial chewing gum.
From: Just about everywhere.
Photographed: In the Botanical Garden in Palermo, Sicily, in Italy in 2012.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     
#21 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me

   

 

   

French Honeysuckle, Cock's Head, Italian Sainfoin, Sullax Hedysarum coronarium
Benefits: This wild plant is used for feeding animals and bees for honey production.
From:
Northern northwestern African countries, southern Italy and Spain.
Photographed: On the roadside in Sicily in 2012.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
   
     

Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   

 

   

At the Valley of Temples in Agrigento
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#25 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me

Sweet Violet Viola odorata
From: The Mediterranean region
Photographed: In the Ortobotanico (Botanical Garden) in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

   
     

Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis
This is a wild and pretty invasive morning glory like weed.
Benefits:
From:

Photographed: Along the roadside in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

Three Horned Stock Matthiola tricuspidata
Benefits:
From:
The Mediterranean
Photographed: Along the roadside in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

   
     

Opuntia ficus-indica
Photographed: Along the roadside in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

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#30 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me

   

Anthemis maritima
Photographed:
In the Ortobotanico (Botanical Garden) in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

   

Photographed: In the Ortobotanico (Botanical Garden) in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

   
     

Bermuda Buttercup, African Wood-Sorrel, Bermuda Sorrel, Buttercup Oxalis, Cape sorrel, English weed Oxalis pes-caprae
Although rather pretty in appearance, this plant is considered invasive and difficult to eradicate. It's probably perfect for folks with black thumbs.
Benefits:
From:
S. Africa
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2014

Identified by a very knowledgeable friend named Ursula living in southern Germany.

Photographed: Along the roadside in Sicily, Italy, in 2012.

   

Photographed: In the Ortobotanico (Botanical Garden) in Naples, Italy, in 2014.

   
     

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#33a If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
We found these on the back road to Segesta in Sicily in 2012.
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#33b If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me

   
     

#34 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
We found these on the back road to Segesta, Sicily, in 2012.

   
     

Fennel growing wild by the side of the road in northeastern Sicily in 2012.

Nasturtium growing wild by the side of the road in Sicily, in late spring of 2012.

   
     
WILDFLOWERS IN TOBAGO
   
Crown Flower Calotropis gigantea
Benefits:
From:

Photographed: By the side of the road near the airport in Tobago in 2018.
Planting and Care:
Text and Photograph ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2018
   
   
     

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We found these on the back road by the airport in
Crown Point, Tobago, in 2017.

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We found these on the back road by the airport in Crown Point, Tobago, in 2017.

   
     

#3a If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
We found these on the back road by the airport in
Crown Point, Tobago, in 2017.

#4 If you know what this plant is, please Contact Me
We found these on the back road by the airport in
Crown Point, Tobago, in 2017.

   
     

Mexican Coral Vine, Coral Creeper, Honolulu Creeper, Corallita, Chinese Love Vine
Photographed:
On the back road by the airport in Crown Point, Tobago, in 2018.

   
     

I've been doing a little research on wildflowers, just trying to identify the photographs I've taken and I came across this website that may interest you as much as it does me.

http://www.ukwildflowers.com/Web_pages_intros_indexes/thumbnail_ZtoA_index.htm

   

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