Spring is just popping faster than the popcorn I had this evening. Of course that means there are more pictures to share than the blog can handle. I'll stick to my promise about flowers from Saturday, but I already have something super cool for tomorrow!
Let's start with two look-alikes: They are both Dicentra, one is Dutchman's breeches, and the other is squirrel corn. The leaves are nearly indistinguishable. But the flowers aren't the same. Guess which one this is that looks like a pair of little upside down pants.
There were a lot of trout lilies, Erythronium americanum. These seem to produce lots of leaves but fewer blossoms. However, this area must have rich soil, because there were a lot of blossoms. This is a true lily, but not a true trout (however the leaves might remind you of a brookie.)
Finally, the forest floor was just carpeted with spring beauty, Claytonia caroliniana. There were so many the ground just looked pink, and as the day warmed we could smell their sweet scent in the air. The picture is one of typical color, but if you follow the link, you'll see (under "other Claytonia") a picture of some that were unusually deep magenta.
OK, I kept my promise. Here's another. Tomorrow I'll show you something I've never gotten a picture of before!
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