Crow’s Nest: Latest blooms
Here are a few of the plants blooming over the last couple weeks to now. In the Deep Woods there is some spring cress, Cardamine bulbosa.
The maple-leaf viburnum, Viburnum acerfolium, is just beginning to flower now.
On our Monocacy Hill (across from our visitor center barn) deerberry, Vaccineum stamineum, is in flower. Here are two photos, the second is a closeup from underneath the pendant flowers.
In any of the woods you can find false Solomon’s seal, Maienthemum racemosum (formerly Smilacina racemosa), below. Its flowers are in a terminal panicle, in contrast to “regular” Solomon’s seal (bottom photo).
The stem and leaves of Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) may look similar but its flowers are borne under the leaf axils.
Posted by Daniel Barringer on May 25, 2013.