Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring wildflowers

It was cool and rainy today, but spring's pace is steady. The early spring wildflowers are out at Station Cove, a premier wildflower site in Upstate South Carolina.

The latest include Trillium cuneatum (Little Sweet Betsy), Thalictrum thalictroides (Rue Anemone), and Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple).

Hepatica flowers are already developing fruits and new leaves emerging.

The fiddleheads of one of the common ferns were also striking. It was a nice spring outing.

5 comments:

  1. I just love the trillium, hepatica & mayapples....I have added some bulbs/tubers in the past but so far I've had no luck with them.

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  2. Every year I tell myself: get some trilliums and I never do. This (really) is the year. Yours look very fresh and cheerful.

    Christine in Alaska

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  3. Goodness, I'm wondering now about how adaptable Trilliums are as garden plants.

    These photos were from a wonderful botanical natural area within the Sumter National Forest, so not in a garden setting at all.

    Trilliums take 6+ years to flower post-germination, so it's prudent to make sure any that you buy are nursery-propagated.

    Best of luck with them, as they're lovely.

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  4. They all make me happy! I've noticed the Trilliums are up in my garden, too. They are quite easy to grow and I agree make sure they are nursery propagated. gail

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