College Park Flowers

Emily and I checked out College Park on May 3, 2013, in preparation for a walk I will lead there on May 11.  Here’s what we found:

Blooming:

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American Fly Honeysuckle

Toothwort
Cut-leaved Toothwort
Vinca
Trout Lily
Goldthread
Marsh Marigold
Dwarf Ginseng
American Fly Honeysuckle
Spicebush
Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica)
Carolina Spring Beauties (C. caroliniana)
Wild Oats (aka Sessile Bellwort)
Common Violets
Horsetails
Dandelions
Common Speedwell
Colt’s Foot
Red Trillium
Blue Cohosh
Red Trillium
White Trillium
Northern White Violet
Yellow Violet

Leaves (Buds):

Celandine
Mayapple (buds)
Mayflower (buds)
Starflower
Partridge Berry
Skunk Cabbage (already bloomed)
Jewelweed
Round-leaved Violet (already bloomed)
Foamflower (buds)
Swamp Buttercup (buds)
Fairy Bells (aka Yellow Mandarin)
Painted Trillium
Solomon’s Seal (buds)
Forget-me-Not
Common Buttercup
Star Chickweed
Garlic Mustard (buds)
Yellow Clintonia
Wild Geranium
Bristly Black Currant (buds)
False Hellebore
Virginia Waterleaf
Running Strawberry (buds)
Rosy Bells (aka Rose Twisted Stalk, Rose Mandarin)

That 23 species in bloom; 24 not yet blooming or already bloomed.  And there were plenty of others that I didn’t list or that I have seen in other years, but didn’t see today.  Whew!

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