What a great day in Gallup Park! My wife Jan and I were beginning to think that these special flowers were not going to show this year as they are starting to bloom about a month late. As the the name implies, these beautiful, true blue flowers only bloom for one day. Luckily, they grow in a patch with 20 or 30 blossoms so we can expect almost a month of these flowers to bloom along the Westward Path towards the Fuller Park Bridge on the south side along the fence for the railroad tracks. I am being a bit obfuscate here as I would hate to see someone try to give these flowers a better home than they already have. (i.e. Snatch them! I understand they are great in salads also!)
I hope to catch a few more photos in the next few weeks hopefully with more sunlight than today so I can get a a clearer picture to share with you.
One of the interesting thungs about Commelina is that the plant can absorb copper and some other heaving metals out of the soil. Perhaps that is why they are growing alongside the railroad tracks that just might have had a spill or two on the tracks running between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti for over a hundred years. photo by Stewart V. Nelson, 2017, Some rights reserved ©