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Crow’s Nest: First wildflowers of spring

April 4, 2013

Yesterday we went hunting for round-lobed hepatica in the deep woods. It wasn’t fully open yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing a photo of this first wildflower of spring.

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I’m not including the skunk cabbage that has been up for a couple months, or the alder catkins just starting to spread their pollen, or red maple flowers just about to burst. These are wonderful signs of spring too, it’s just that the hepatica is the first of so many ephemeral wildflowers of the forest floor that I love to see.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on April 4, 2013.

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