Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blooming at the Beach

At the end of May,
there are a number of native and non-native plants in bloom along
the beach access by Peter-By-The-Sea at Cape May Point.

Rosa rugosa, also known as the "beach rose" 
is a very hardy, salt tolerant plant and is readily seen along the coast. It is native to eastern Asia and has been cultivated there for a thousand years and because of its sweet delicate fragrance, 
is often used in potpourri. 

I have not been able to identify the next 2 flowers pictured below and have used the 
Native Plant List of NJ: 
and the Flora of NJ Project

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