Bunny bites

I do not know what this flower is. But I think of them as “bunny bites”.

The flowers are only about an inch and a half in diameter.

When I was little my grandma had one and kept rabbits. An early memory I have is of plucking these flowers and feeding them to her rabbits, who devoured them rapidly and wanted more. Strange what sticks in one’s mind from childhood.

Every time I walk by this bush in my neighbor’s yard when it is in bloom I remember. I wonder if Grandma ever noticed that all of the flowers within reach of a four-year-old were missing.

If you know what they are called please let me know.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

6 thoughts on “Bunny bites”

  1. Hi! I see these in the cemetery gardens I often photograph. I think they’re Japanese Kerria, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerria_japonica.

    You can also try uploading your photo to PlantNet (https://identify.plantnet.org) to see what it thinks, then compare to some other photos on the web to confirm.

    They’re nice flowers, the plant produces a lot of blooms for most of the spring and summer here … but I didn’t know rabbits ate them!


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