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Learning about spring flowers: List of wildflowers

For many parts of the world, snow and frost is slowly melting. And the water is seeping into the ground. Many of the seeds that were once asleep are now beginning to bloom. Many flowers are beginning to appear in different places.

Some particular flowers are amazingly the source of food for many insects and animals. But what’s more wonderful than to look at these beautiful flowers. They have vivid colors and sweet fragrances. They cover the landscape in some colorful display of reds, yellows, blues, and all the other colors of the rainbow.

These are just a few of the signs that spring has arrived in many parts of the world. Spring brings many seasonal changes: flowers start to bloom, grass becomes greener, birds, and butterflies are migrating back to their homes, and hibernation is beginning to come to an end for some animals.

Many of these changes are triggered by how the earth rotates. As the earth spins around the sun, it allows the seasons to change around the world. It also gives equinox or solstice points in a calendar year.

FlowersOne significant sign of spring is the sighting of wildflowers. There are many and countless types of flowers. The 25 most common sightings of wildflowers in spring are:

  • Apple blossom = flores de manzano de flores
  • Azaleas = azalea
  • Begonias = begonia
  • Blackthorn = espino de flores
  • Bloodroot = sanguinaria
  • Cherry blossom = flor del cerezo
  • Calla Lily = cala, lirio de agua, flor del jarro
  • Cosmos = cosmos
  • Daisies = margaritas
  • Dogwood tree = flores del árbol Cornejo florido
  • Gardenia = gardenia
  • Geranium = geranio
  • Gerberas = gerberas
  • Hyacinth = jacinto
  • Irises = iris
  • Jasmine = jazmín
  • Lilacs = lilas
  • Lily of the Valley = lirio de la flor del valle
  • Orchids = orquídeas
  • Pansies = pensamientos
  • Roses = rosas
  • Tulip = tulipanes
  • Tiger Lily – lirio de tigre
  • White Rock-Rose = flor de roca
  • Zinnia = zinnia

Wildflowers can grow in just about any type of soil or environment. But they grow best in rich nutrient soil. Besides needing water and sun, flowers need the proper nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and minerals. Many of these elements occur naturally in soil. But commercial fertilizers already have the proper percentage of each mineral or element. But if you cannot travel to amazing places to see wildflowers, you can always plant these at home by using some potting soil.

Have you seen these beautiful flowers in your hometown? Has spring arrived in your area?

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How is the winter solstice around the world?

For many parts of the World, the winter season has arrived (or perhaps summer); depending on which hemisphere you live in. But let us consider how winter is described in the Northern Hemisphere. The solstice and equinox dates mark the beginning of summer and winter, with the solstice date in June being the longest day of summer and equinox date in September being the beginning of fall. But what is the marking point of winter?

Winter begins with the solstice date in December. On this date, the winter solstice was the longest night or shortest day in the calendar year. As the Earth rotates around its own axis and around the Sun, the Sun has reached its lowest point. This created the darkest day of the calendar year for people that live in the Northern Hemisphere.

Field of trees covered with snow

Since there is little or no sunlight, it is definitely the beginning for trees to completely lose its leaves, for animals to finish collecting food and gather all necessary resources, for most birds to migrate, and other animals to hibernate. Many places where winter is prevalent, snow, snowstorms, and very extreme cold temperatures will dominate for months.

This type of condition prevents animals from seeking and hunting food and water. To compensate for this, animals have evolved to hibernate or migrate to other places on Earth to survive. In this way, animals are able to conserve energy or seek other sources of food to endure the winter season.

This is also an opportunity to await the arrival of their offspring, which will continue on with the genetic legacy of the species. The arrival of newly offspring in spring ensures the continuity of the species and evolution.

What are some signs that winter or summer has arrived in your hometown?