Here's Jack, hanging out in his Pulpit! (Arisaema triphyllum) Yay for native Arums!
Pollination in action on a Showy Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
My new species id for the year. I'm next to positive that this is Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides).
Early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum) is a fun plant because each plant is either male or female. See the yellow pollen tipped stamens on this one? Its a boy!!
I love how Jack in the Pulpits come out of the ground, they look so prehistoric.
See, I told you at the beginning of the post that the Trillium at this place was breathtaking. There were HUGE patches of solid Trillium. It was just a carpet of white. Incredible.
My other new id for the year, I think this is wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)
Daffodils in their native habitat? :D This one was funny because it was so in the middle of the woods. It must have been brought in by a bird or something?
Cross off another favorite that I needed to see in the woods this spring off my list. Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) looking just beautiful.
We found a springy log and our inner 5 year olds came out. Jumping off it and taking pictures of ourselves in the air entertained us for a good fifteen minutes. I kind of feel like I look like I have no legs in this picture though.
Cross another one off the list, a fern glade! I didn't try to id the ferns though. Maybe I'll bring the field guide out later in summer. Id'ing ferns intimidates me.
Wasn't expecting these, so I didn't even have them on my list, but it was really fun to see them growing in the wild, False Lily of the Valley (Maianthemum canadense)