Easter Sunday Field Observations

1

Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum surrounded by a carpet of spring beauty.

2

Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata, a highly invasive non-native in bloom.

3

Nodding Trillium, Trillium cernuum, a Maryland uncommon “watchlist” species (S3). It looks like this plant will come into flower in a week or so.

4

Dutchman’s Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria.

5

The upside down, hanging pants on the line of Dutchman’s Breeches.

6

Slender Toothwort, Dentaria heterophylla.  Notice the entirely different leaf structure than that of the more common cutleaf toothwort.

7

The “rock-breaker,” Early Saxifrage, Saxifraga virginiencis, in it’s typical habitat.

8

We’ve had the blessing of seeing early saxifrage populations in flower, in two Maryland piedmont counties this week.

It’s springtime in the woods!  We all must get out often during the next six weeks to enjoy the ephemeral wildflowers.

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