Oh, you thought I was going to tell you about those dandelions! It's a two-day project. Here's a hint, which will eliminate a few of the guesses. The answer tomorrow, I promise.
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the wildflowers in the cemetery ravine. It's a really neat place, mostly in the early spring. It's where the Woodsia ferns are, and the Dutchman's breeches. There have only been a few bloodroot, or so I thought...
Yesterday, I scooted down one of the steep banks (I don't like to do this, because it can quickly erode the steep, loose hillsides) and right ahead of me on the opposite bank, I saw these leaves- all bloodroot. The leaves open wide like that after the flowers are done blooming, so I'll have to look there next year.
This is another early spring cutie, cutleaf toothwort, Dentaria laciniata. There are always a lot of leaves, but not very many blooms, so I was really happy to find a few this year.
There are some more treats there too. I'll save those for another day.
|See Rusty Woodsia?
See Dutchman's Breeches