Wisconsin's wildflowers are really coming up now. In my neighborhood, it's mostly violets and gill-over-the-ground (this blog's namesake). On my friend's farm in Grant County, there's much more.
Also known as "Creeping Charlie," Gill-over-the-ground is a fragrant member of the mint family -- and it's edible. These gorgeous purple flowers are all over in suburban lawns right now, along with white and purple violets.
Aside from a few white flowers I've spotted in a forest area near school, those were the only wildflowers I was seeing. Then I went to my friend's farm. His place is covered in violets too. He said he's been eating them.
The remaining flower pics aren't great. Here's why:
Jill the horse
We rode his horses, and I grabbed shots of many flowers from the back of the horse, which was not easy.
Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis
Buttercup - I'm not sure which kind. Best guesses are Ranunculus hispidus or Ranunculus repens.
I found a few others after dismounting the horse.
Large flowered Bellwort, a.k.a. Merry bells
Some kind of buttercup
American Pasqueflower, Anenome patens