There is a large patch of Yellow Clintonia at Jamestown Community College’s “College Park” – also known as the 100-acre lot. Well, there was… Until a big old tree snapped off and fell on it.
There are a few plants that didn’t get squished and I’ll keep watching them. They are still sporting tight little buds. I found them in bloom May 27th in 2007:
So many things are happening early this spring that I thought I should keep an eye on them if I want to try pictures again this year! But no… still buds.
While investigating the fallen tree, I happened to find a rather large patch of Wild Sarsaparilla – also still buds:
I think that’s my first time finding this plant anywhere… which is embarassing, since Newcomb’s calls it “very common.”