The best! I love spring ephemerals and I think I have a post from every year. These small flowering plants live their entire lives in the two weeks before the trees leaf out. I’m always in a big rush to see all my favourite species every year!
Trilium erectum, Purple Trillium
Trilliums are the iconic ephemerals.
Rascal is helping with the botany (by chasing away squirrels).
Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman’s Britches
Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh
Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot
Asarum caudatum, Wild Ginger
Dentaria laciniata, Cutleaf Toothwort
Erythronium americanum, Yellow Trout Lily
Mertensia virginica, Virginia Bluebells
Jeffersonia diphylla, Twinleaf