May at Mount Auburn Cemetery

May at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Yet another in my series of photos from Mount Auburn Cemetery in Watertown, MA, from a visit on May 25, 2008.

Copyright (c) 2008, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.


Like the sign says, Siberian bugloss. They're little blue flowers like forget-me-nots. In the background you can see some Japanese painted ferns, too.
I cannot remember now what these white flowers are, but they're very pretty.
An especially nice specimen of Japanese maple.
This blazing orange rhododendron caught my eye. Pink and purple are more typical colors.
The next several photos were all taken in the vicinity of the "dell", a shady depression with a pond.
This is a mayapple; each umbrella-shaped plant has a single blossom underneath. Curiously, the fruits are edible although the rest of the plant is poisonous.
Here's a close-up of the mayapple flower.
Lily of the valley.
These purple flowers were growing on a small tree which had not yet leafed out.
Solomon's seal flowers.
A trillium.
A white violet.
I think these yellow flowers are something in the primrose family (four petals).
A closeup of a tiny chickweed found growing along one of the paths.
Cinquefoil, a relative of the strawberry.
These weedy plants with the little red flowers are sheep sorrel, in the buckwheat family.
The sheep sorrel flowers are not much bigger than a pinhead.
A whole hillside covered with pussytoes! These are a native plant.
And a whole field of fleabane!
Here's a closeup of the fleabane flowers. These are in the aster family.
This big flowering tree is a red horse chestnut. This is a hybrid, a cross between the European horse chestnut and American red buckeye.
The horse chestnut has big, impressive clumps of ruffly pink and yellow flowers.
More horse chestnut flowers.


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