Spring Ephemerals 2015!

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!

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Trilium erectum, Purple Trillium

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Trilliums are the iconic ephemerals.

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Rascal is helping with the botany (by chasing away squirrels).

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Hepatica nobilis

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Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman’s Britches

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Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh

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Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot

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Asarum caudatum, Wild Ginger

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Dentaria laciniata, Cutleaf Toothwort

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Erythronium americanum, Yellow Trout Lily

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Mertensia virginica, Virginia Bluebells

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Jeffersonia diphylla, Twinleaf

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