Flowers I found among the "weeds" in my yard and neighborhood. I will add more to the bottom of this page when I take new ones. These photos are mostly of the smallest flowers, often smaller than 1cm diameter, because those tend to be the most overlooked. I'll try not to add any flowers a second time (except in cases of color variations, e.g. Claytonia virginica) or when I find a much better example of the same flower. I am gradually updating this page with names of the flowers too; hover over to see the names that I have found. If you know names of any of these flowers, please email me! Just don't notify my HOA because they will probably fine me for having such an unkempt lawn.

Spring 2020

Common vetch Medicago lupulina (black medic) [WRONG PHOTO - TO BE REPLACED] Veronica persica (birdseye speedwell) Erigeron annuus (fleabane)? Erigeron annuus (fleabane) Taraxacum (Dandelion) Creeping Madwort (Alyssum repens) ? some kind of Lamium (dead-nettle) Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Red clover Mouseear chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum) Ranunculus bulbosus (buttercup)

Summer 2020

Solanum carolinense (horse nettle) Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) Woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) ? Yellow wood sorrel? Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) ? Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Summer 2020, but outside the neighborhood (near a local river)

Commelina communisi (Asiatic dayflower) Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum) Impatiens pallida (Yellow Jewelweed)

Spring 2021

Claytonia virginica Confederate violet (Viola sororia f. priceana) Houstonia caerulea

Summer 2021

Moth mullein Ipomoea species, scarlet star glory

Spring 2022
At this point, almost all photos are coming from the nearby neighborhoods/parks. I've run out of new weeds to photograph in my yard. I am still emphasizing the smallest flowers, some of which here only measure a few millimeters in diameter (e.g. little-leaf buttercup), hence the blurry photos.

Violet wood-sorrel Claytonia virginica Lily of the Valley Glechoma hederacea (Creeping Charlie) Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Common bluebell) Greater periwinkle (Vinca major) Common blue violet (Viola sororia) Dandelion seedhead Mock strawberry (Potentilla indica) Mock strawberry (Potentilla indica) Claytonia virginica wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris) Mazus pumilus (Japanese mazus) Garden star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) ? Little-leaf Buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus) Yellow Star-grass (Hypoxis hirsuta) Ribwort Plantain (Ribwort Plantain) Dove's foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) Blue-eyed gras (sisyrinchium angustifolium) Galium

Summer 2022

Moved to a new house at the end of this summer, about 10 miles south of the previous house and closer to the river. Still, most photos are now of neighborhood plants rather than weeds in the yard.

Scarlet pimpernel (Lysimachia Arvensis)

Spring 2023

Stringy stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum) hop clover (Trifolium campestre) [bad photo. i took this from my car window while stopped at a traffic light.] ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) least pepperwort (Lepidium virginicum) water chickweed (Stellaria aquatica)

Spring/Summer 2024

I moved yet again, this time about 20 miles north of the previous place.

Sulphur cinquefoil


pearl crescent butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) the elusive FIVE-leaf clover some type of sorrel Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) ladybug (Coccinellidae) on some kind of thistle blue-tailed skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) tiger bee fly (Xenox tigrinus) orchard spider (Leucauge venusta) this image extends so far to the right to show that one of the spider's legs is actually that long Green magnolia jumping spider (Lyssomanes viridis) pawpaw fruit (Asimina triloba) click to enlarge