Motivation

It took me a while to motivate myself to get off the couch and into the woods to see what might be blooming yesterday.  My sore throat had gotten worse, and the nose was running, eyes tearing, etc…  Thankfully, the sunny skies, lack of wind, and eager dog got the better of me and off I went.

Trout Lily
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Bloodroot
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

White Trillium
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflora)

Cut-leafed Toothwort
Cut-leaved Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)

Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Red Trillium
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Hepatica
Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba)

I love spring wildflowers… They make me forget I have a cold…

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14 thoughts on “Motivation

  1. My bloodroot is 3 weeks early.I tromped and splashed around at Allegany today for a couple of hours. Saw lots but none of the beautiful little saxifrage. Must get better directions I guess.

  2. I came over from A Spattering to see your flowers and I’m not dissappointed. They’re beautiful. You have much different ones than we have here in Wyoming. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I live in Western New York and today while out in the woods i saw this beautiful yellow flower! i had to turn back and bend down to take a much closer look at it because its absolute beauty and oddly speckeled leaves had caught my eye. So here I am on the internet trying to find it, I get sidetracked, stumble upon your site, get interested because we’re from the same area and the fungi book intrigued me (i seem to take interest in growths like that, they’re pretty in their own unique way), and then bam! there is the flower that i was trying to find! the Trout Lily! I like this site! I’m going to check back frequently! It is already saved in my favorites! Thanks!!!

  4. interesting! thank you! explains the couple hundred tiny speckeled leaves that i found today underneath a tree that i call mother oak! and boy was i excited! took a few steps back to hop on the trail again, didnt want to disrupt them! =) thanks for posting that link for me!!

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