Home Photo of the Day Photo of the Day: August 9, 2016 – Beach Flowers Beach Flowers | Jane Boursaw Photo Photo of the DayAll Photo of the Day: August 9, 2016 – Beach Flowers By Jane Louise Boursaw - August 9, 2016 76 10 Feel free to share this post...I don’t know what these are – again, my fascination with what most consider “weeds,” but are in reality beautiful flowers – but they’re pretty, aren’t they? You see them all over the beaches right now. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebration Planned for Bowers Harbor Park Jacob Atem, Lost Boy of Sudan, to Tell His Story at Unitarian Church Help Wunsch Farms Sell Apples and Donate to Food Banks (Also, New Cider Mill!) 10 COMMENTS Trevor Schook we have these, my mom knows what they are. Reply Tell us what they are!! Reply Beach pea. Definitely a wildflower and not a weed. Do a google search for Latin name Tephrosia virginiana (or possibly the Lathyrus genus). Reply check out Vetch flower…it’s always been a favorite on our beach access. Reply Oooh, good thought! Crown vetch is also in the pea family. (That foliage is a dead giveaway for any kind of pea.) Reply I appears to match the Crown Vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen. Apparently not a happy thing for anything to eat. “Native to northern Africa, southwest Asia, and Mediterranean Europe, Securigera varia was introduced into the United States and Canada in the 1950s as ground cover in erosion control.” Link https://wizzley.com/crown-vetch-nightmare-securigera-varia/ Reply Thank you, Mary! Reply You know what the difference between a flower and a wildflower and a weed? The person who’s looking at it! Reply You know, that is so true! I find myself trying to categorize plants into weeds, flowers, wildflowers, etc. But really, do we need to do that? No, we don’t! If it’s beautiful, it’s beautiful, no matter what it is. Reply I don’t think I’ve ever seen that flower before. Really beautiful. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please wait while you are being authenticated... Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Participate in this conversation via emailPlease enter an e-mail address Participate in this conversation via emailGet notified of new comments on this post. If discussion generates more than a few emails daily your subscription will be paused automatically.Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.