Happy May Day

Enjoy a Flowery Friday… some images from a damp evening walk:

Skunk Cabbage
Skunk Cabbage


Dwarf Ginseng     Goldthread
Dwarf Ginseng, Goldthread

Painted Trillium
Painted Trillium

Common Violet     Violet - White
Violets  (I’m guessing: Common Blue and Northern White??  Violets are too plentiful and hard to identify…)

Red Eft
Oops!  That’s not a Flower!  Red Eft

Wild Oats     Swamp Buttercup
Wild Oats, Swamp Buttercup

(Happy Birthday, Durenka!)

In addition to those pictured, I also saw the following:

  • Jewelweed – new little round leaves only
  • False Hellabore – leaves
  • Canada Mayflower – leaves and buds
  • Horsetail – lots of leaves and some flower buds
  • Marsh Marigold – full bloom and gorgeous
  • a yellow Violet
  • Foam Flowers – new leaves and tight little buds
  • Dutchman Breeches or Squirrel Corn leaves
  • Colt’s Foot – going to seed, some small leaves up
  • Running Strawberry Bush – buds
  • Yellow Mandarin (a.k.a. Fairy Bells) – leaves and buds
  • Spring Cress (tall plants with tight buds)
  • Trout Lily (most gone to seed)
  • Spring Beauties (Caroliniana)
  • Soloman Seal – buds
  • Red Trillium
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Toothwort – just the leaves
  • Cut-leaved Toothwort – blooming
  • Myrtle
  • Partridge Berry – fruit

Where?  Jamestown Community College – College Park – south side of the creek.  Hope to visit the north side today!

7 thoughts on “Happy May Day

  1. I saw your pictures on Flickr last night and wondered how you were going to present them. Nice set of pictures. I am going on a guided wildflower walk tomorrow morning and hopefully will learn to ID more than the standard spring flowers.

  2. WOW! It’s the first of May and look what you saw. Beautiful pictures. Are you a “reluctant botanist” too?

  3. Pingback: North Side of the Creek « A Passion for Nature

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