We continue to have warm days, and the spring wildflowers are bursting into bloom fast. It's hard to keep my postings up-to-date with what's actually happening in the woods! It's my favourite time of year.
The Dog-Toothed Violets or Trout Lilies are now blooming. Three days ago it was only the leaves, but now the bright yellow flowers are out.
Perhaps my favourite early spring wildflower.
Trilliums are unfolding, the red ones a little ahead of the white ones. I always think the Red Trilliums look best if you catch the sun shining through the leaves.
The Blue Cohosh is the strangest spring wildflower going. It's a real purple colour when it emerges from the ground, and grows so fast that I think if you sat for a day and watched it, you could see it grow! This was one week ago; today this would be entirely unfolded, 18" tall, and green.
Likewise these bloodroot, here just emerging a few days ago, the blossoms still folded and wrapped in the leaves.
And the Hepatica are one of the earliest; they will be fading soon.