Oh ephemeral spring…2014

I love spring ephemerals! These are the little beauties that populate the forest floor early in the spring…they live their entire life cycle in the two weeks before the trees leaf out.  Here are the ones I’ve seen this week.  Seeing them each year is like greeting old friends…I have to see all my favourite species!  And I only have two weeks in which to do it.

I’m quite enamored with their brief little lives…and their ephemeral beauty.

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White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) not yet in full bloom

Purple Trillium

Purple Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Purple Trillium

Purple Trillium

Trout Lily (one of my faves) (Erythronium americanum)

Trout Lily (one of my faves) (Erythronium americanum)

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Trout Lily

Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica

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Blue cohosh

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Dutchman's britches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Dutchman’s britches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Siberian Squill (non-native) Scilla siberica

Siberian Squill (non-native) Scilla siberica

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