Early last week I saw my first violet in our woodland, and of course, Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) which is the very first native plant we see greening up after the winter snow melts. Thank goodness for Virginia Waterleaf! But Saturday I also saw my first Blood Root (Sanguinaria Canadensis) blossoming. What a difference a little warmth and sunshine can make!
Other things I’m seeing pop up are Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis), Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum), Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Cutleaf Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia Virginica), False Rue Anemone (Isophyrum biternatum) and of course, the dreaded invasive Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and invasive Scilla (Scilla siberica).
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