Tuesday, February 28, 2012

(More) spring wildflowers

Even though it's just the end of February, more spring wildflowers are appearing.

There are more Chrysogonum virginianum (Green and Gold) flowers along the Heusel Trail (at the SC Botanical Garden) along with the first (small) flowers of bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis).  It's surprising to see bloodroot now, but with Trillium cuneatum and Erythronium popping up, too, I've been on the lookout for them and it's been warm the last few days. 


This post, from March 26, 2010, showed a huge clump of bloodroot in our front wildflower border (it hasn't reappeared, probably due to drought and heat over the last two summers without supplemental water) as the gardeners were away.  But its offspring are flowering now, as there were quite a few seedlings that appeared in two years following.
Sanguinaria canadensis in the front border, March
Last year, I made mention of bloodroot on March 23 and its fruits on March 28 in posts (so I'm a full month ahead this year!)

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing how early spring has arrived. At least it brings the ephemerals. I am not too excited about tornadoes in February, though. gail

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