Mariton: Wildflowers Here
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager. Photos by Carole Mebus
Our walk on Saturday was great. There are a few things that are just beginning to bloom, but most of the classic spring wild flowers are in their prime.
The Showy Orchis (above) is just starting to come out now.
The Golden Seal (Hydrastic canadensis) is a rare wildflower that was probably collected to near extinction for medicinal purposes. It is not very showy, and goes to seed quite quickly.
Ginger (Asarum canadense) is still in bloom. You have to get close and move some leaves to see this wildflower
False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina recemosa) has its blossom at the end of the stem. (Solomon’s Seal has the blossoms hanging underneath along the stem.)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Mayapple (Podophyllum pelatum)
Come out to enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers. Leave them as you find them, so everyone can enjoy!