More early spring wildflowers

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We have no CV lockdown in Virginia and only one known case anywhere near us (50 miles away). So we feel fairly safe in visiting our favorite wildflower locations in the great outdoors. Tuesday my wife and I made a big circuit and hit four of them in about a 60 mile loop.

We started at Boner's Run where we found Virginia bluebells and cutleaf toothwort.

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Next, we visited Greenhill Park near Salem, Virginia where we always find lots of trillium. The trillium weren't open yet but we did find spring beauty...

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4...and Jeffersonia, or twin leaf
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On to Falls Ridge Nature Conservancy property where the hepatica were beautiful.

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Finally, we stopped by Cedar Run to search for trout lily. We did find a very few in bloom along with a few Rue anemone

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We have no CV lockdown in Virginia and only one known case anywhere near us (50 miles away). So we feel fairly safe in visiting our favorite wildflower locations in the great outdoors. Tuesday my wife and I made a big circuit and hit four of them in about a 60 mile loop.

We started at Boner's Run where we found Virginia bluebells and cutleaf toothwort.

Next, we visited Greenhill Park near Salem, Virginia where we always find lots of trillium. The trillium weren't open yet but we did find spring beauty...

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4...and Jeffersonia, or twin leaf
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On to Falls Ride Nature Conservancy property where the hepatica were beautiful.

Finally, we stopped by Cedar Run to search for trout lily. We did find a very few in bloom along with a few Rue anemone


What a lovely set of images Pa. A welcoming sight of summer nearing.
Mike
 
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What a lovely set of images Pa. A welcoming sight of summer nearing.
Mike

Thanks, Mike. Summer is still a long way away, but at least it is definitely Spring now.


Thanks, Walter.

Pretty flowers.

Re - the virus - people can have it and symptoms will not show up for several days yet.

Thanks, Allan. Yep, I'm well aware of the caveats on the virus, that's why I put "known" in italics.

Lovely, nice and delicate. Nature at its best!

Thanks, Nick.
 
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Thanks again Jim. Things haven't really started happening in my area yet.

I love your Spring Beauty. The one's in my area have rounded petals. And the color of the Hepatica in #6....breath taking! I know of one little patch that produces those deep blues and violets.

Stay well!
 

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Beautiful set, Jim! And good for you and the Mrs to get out and enjoy the day, fresh air and nice walks!
 
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Not sure how I have missed all your wonderful wildflower shots. This is another set of beauties!! It looks like they are all in their prime. I'm so glad you got out to share with us!! Whoops. I see that this was in 2020. I'm still glad I got to see the photos!!
 

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