Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

The bees and hummingbirds love this one. I was watching the fat, furry bumblebees hover around the andromeda while I talked to Dad for his birthday (April 2), when a hummingbird zoomed up for a taste. My first hummingbird sighting of the season.

Andromeda is also called Lily of the Valley Shrub, Japanese Pieris, and probably a few other common names I haven't come across. The tags at the local plant store called it Andromeda, so that's what I'll call it.

1. Poison ivy
2. Virginia creeper
3. Wild blackberry
4. Lamb's Ear
5. Great laurel
6. Fireworks Goldenrod
7. Orange Jewelweed
8. Blue Anise Sage
9. Sage
10. Greek oregano
11. Rosemary
12. Azalea
13. Stilt grass
14. Crocus
15. Daffodil
16. Hyacinth
17. Camellia
18. Little Sweet Betsy
19. Tulip
20. Andromeda