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wildflower weekend

April 28, 2009

It was a perfect weekend for spring ephemeral botanizing. Late Friday afternoon found me wandering up a country road surrounded by more flowers than I could count. Saturday morning, I met Kathy Purdy at Cornell Plantations Mundy Wildflower Garden. Aside from Coltsfoot, I’d never seen any of these in bloom, let alone wild, so it was special to see them at last. Here are the pictures.

roadside trout lily with spider

roadside trout lily with spider

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roadside coltsfoot with moss

roadside coltsfoot with moss

roadside Trillium about to pop

roadside Trillium about to pop

roadside Blue Cohosh

roadside Blue Cohosh

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roadside Hepatica, up high on the bank

roadside Hepatica, up high on the bank

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the rest of the world still looks like this

the rest of the world still looks like this

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Marsh marigold

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Marsh marigold

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Carolina spring beauty & ?

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Carolina spring beauty & ?

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Cutleaf toothwort

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Cutleaf toothwort

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Twinleaf

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Twinleaf

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Trilliums in bloom

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Trilliums in bloom

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, wild ginger

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, wild ginger

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Bluets

in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, Bluets

There were so many more, especially at Mundy: Skunk cabbage, double Bloodroot, other varieties of Trillium, May apple…Go out and see it all soon if you can. Today was 91 degrees, and they aren’t bound to stay long.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2009 8:31 pm

    Nice. Looks like you took Saxton’s advice too and got your knees muddy (or dusty, anyway). If you every want any Caltha, holler. I’ve got more than I can shake a fist at in the wetlland. It even popped up in one of my beds.

  2. May 1, 2009 9:55 am

    Looks like you had a great day. Wonderful photos and finds I haven’t yet made this year. You seem to be in an area slightly ahead of me.

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