On the forest floor this week, blueberry and star flowers are taking center stage, with a supporting cast of cinquefoils
, wild strawberries, buttercups and wood anemones.
(Patentilla) are seemingly ubiquitous garden shrubs with many cultivated varieties P.
That on the dexter side can be blazoned: Quarterly dimidiated, 1 Argent on a chevron azure between three squirrels sejant gules a crescent of the field, 3 Vert on two chevrons argent six cinquefoils
gules, three and three, impaling azure a chevron or between three double-headed eagles wings displayed argent, armed gules.
Ground hugging and low-growing plants like the mosses, wild strawberries, cinquefoils
, violets, and dandelions do their most active growing and reproducing before they are left behind by the tall-growing grasses and fortes.
Interestingly, the shrubby cinquefoils
(Potentilla) also seem to be avoided by hungry deer.