Wildflower bonanza Wednesday

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My wife and I returned Tuesday from a trip to Turkey (primarily to see their wildflowers), and went out on Wednesday to see what might be blooming around here. We found a plethora of different species in bloom.

Virginia bluebells

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Dutchman's breeches

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Grandiflora, or large-flowered trillium

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Perfoliate bellwort

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Wake robin trillium (a rare yellow specimen)

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...and red

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Golden seal, very rare in this area (my wife had never before seen one)

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Rue anemone

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and another grandiflora trillium fading to pink

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Excellent series! I especially like the Goldenseal. Very interesting. I've never seen it before. I also like the Wake Robin and after doing some research, I'm finding that my wildflower guides are somewhat conflicted. I've always heard the Toadshade Trillium also referred to as Wake Robin. But my Newcomb's Wildflower Guide shows them as completely different. Interesting! :confused:
 
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Wonderful group displaying the beauties of Spring! Well done. Thanks for sharing, Jim.
Mike

Thanks, Mike. We're fortunate to have so many blooming in our area now.

Lovely tribute to spring, Jim!

Thanks, Dossy.

What beautiful flowers, Jim! Thank you for bringing spring to us!

My pleasure, Lyndee.

Jim -- some excellent photos of an outstanding collection. [I think your spring must be a week or two ahead of ours.]

Many thanks, Bob. And I'm not surprised that your spring is delayed with all that frozen water just to your north.

Excellent series! I especially like the Goldenseal. Very interesting. I've never seen it before. I also like the Wake Robin and after doing some research, I'm finding that my wildflower guides are somewhat conflicted. I've always heard the Toadshade Trillium also referred to as Wake Robin. But my Newcomb's Wildflower Guide shows them as completely different. Interesting! :confused:

Thanks, Mike, and thanks for correcting me on "Goldenseal". Not being familiar with it I thought it was two words. My picture is not very sharp as it was very windy on Wednesday, and I never could get a shot when it wasn't moving.

Yes, I think Wake Robin and Toadshade are different flowers. The Toadshade is very abundant in our woods in central Alabama, blooming in early March there.
 

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