A Sampler of Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Spring continues to be reluctant in displaying a number of blooming wildflowers or much greenery thus far.  Nevertheless, you can find some blooms if you look closely…very closely!  A slow pace also helps.

I continued my inventory of 100 Acre Wood in the Town of Malta on this wonderfully mild and gloriously sunny Saturday.

Some wildflowers, such as hazelnut and skunk cabbage, are done blooming.  A couple of others, like red maple and leatherwood, are nearly finished blooming.

Red Maple

Red Maple

Still others will soon be reaching the peak of their blooming period, such as hepatica and trout lily.

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

Wake robin will soon be in full bloom.

And then there are yet other wildflowers that are just beginning to bloom, such as –

Northern White Violet

Northern White Violet

Sessile-leaved Bellwort

Sessile-leaved Bellwort

Dwarf Ginseng

Dwarf Ginseng

Lastly, some are in the bud stage and may begin blooming within a week or so, such as toothwort.

This coming week’s warm and sunny weather should be invitation enough for you to venture out to a woodland or meadow near you for a glimpse at the parade of blooming spring wildflowers near you.  Please accept that invitation and take a stroll.

Happy trails!

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