A bouquet of woodland flowers

A few of the flowers I’ve seen in the northeast this spring:

Clockwise from top left:
Bitter-cress (Cardamine spp)
Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)
Trout lily (Erythronium americanum)
Forget-me-not (Myosotis spp, probably nonnative)
Wood poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)

The Wood poppy (or Celandine poppy) was in the deep woods, there were thousands blooming. Next year I’ll have to try a wider focal length and capture some of the canopy as well.

8 thoughts on “A bouquet of woodland flowers

  1. I’ve got to get out more. Three of these, Bitter-cress, Squirrel Corn, and Spring Beauty, I have never seen. Spring Beauty is the most surprising.I have Wood Poppy in the yard, one volunteer and one that I planted. That forest floor full of Wood Poppies must have been a wonderful surprise. Almost Texas-like in its numbers.

    • The poppies were quite a sight, the closest thing up here to Texas profusion. I’ve tried growing them from seed with little success, in my flower meadow at the edge of the woods.

      • Obviously the volunteer got here by seed but by whom I cannot say. Mice move seeds and birds poop them. The one I planted was a potted plant from Nasami Farm, the western branch of Garden in the Woods.

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