Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spring Wildflowers

There is just nothing like the first 3 weeks of May, when the woods turns green and the spring wildflowers come out.  Growing fast to get their blooming in before the leaves of the trees come out and shade the forest floor, numerous wildflowers bloom in a remarkably short period of time.  We all know the trilliums, featured below before last week's snowstorm.  Here are three more of some 25 we saw on a Bruce Trail walk last weekend.

This beautiful red trillium is outlined by the sun shining through the petals, brightening the dark red colour.

This dog-toothed violet, or trout lily, conveniently grew in front of a stump where I could get a clear picture.

Foamflower, one of the lacy white flowers of the deep woods, seen on the Mac Kirk side trail on top of Old Baldy.

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