Thanks again to Teri for planting so many zinnias in our flower garden this year. I had never realized how expressive they can be. As we approach the (second) end of my Lauritzen Gardens show, this is perhaps the best weekend to go, since admission is free on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Labor Day).
I had some time to go wildflower hunting yesterday and found myself in a field of these little pink and white flowers. I learned this morning that they are fittingly called crown vetch, or axseed. I can only assume that I've seen them countless times throughout my life, but I just never took a closer look. A Google search told me that they are considered invasive in many areas, that they are poisonous in large quantities to horses, and that they provide excellent erosion-resisting groundcover. They're also ubiquitous and hardy, which many find to be unforgivable qualities in plants of all kinds.
You would laugh if you saw how small this "vase" is. The clematis is from my mother-in-law's flower garden.