Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spring Ephemerals

The woodlands here in northern Wisconsin have been abloom for weeks now. Starting out with Spring Beauties and Bloodroots followed by Wood Anemones, Dutchmen's Breeches, Trout Lilies, Merry Bells and now Trilliums are at their peak. These little, delicate beauties developed a strategy that allows them to utilize the high amount of sunlight reaching the forest floor prior to the leaf-out of woody plants. Soon they will go dormant and we'll have to wait another year for their presence.
Here is a small sampling - enjoy! 

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