As I mentioned in the first installment of this series of spring woodland wildflower samplers, the greening of our landscape occurs quickly each spring. Things now appear quite lush with much shade already blanketing much of the forest floor. Another indication of the vernal progression underway is the winding down of the earliest of our spring wildflowers – the “spring ephemerals.” Some species, such as Trout Lily, are already exhibiting yellow leaves, which indicate that those plants are already going dormant to await another growing season. And to think they were still in bloom just two weeks ago! By early June, there will be no evidence in this woodland that Trout Lily thrive throughout this park.
My point? Get out there and enjoy your favorite outdoors destination each season and observe the nuances of each season!
Among the wildflowers in bloom at this time –