What we are seeing now!

IN THE WOODS, May 2020
Mound Prairie SNA, Zumbro Falls Woods SNA, French Regional Park, Murphy Hanrehan, Along the roadside off Highway 16 in SE Minnesota, French Regional Park
Downy rattlesnake-plantain leaves
Large-flowered bellwort
Sessile-leaf bellwort
Virginia spring beauty
Round-lobed and sharp-lobed hepatica
Buttercup
Mayapple in bud
Wild blue phlox
Dutchman’s breeches
Squirrel corn
Virginia bluebells
Bloodroot
Wild ginger
Trout lily
Wood anemone
Eastern false rue-anemone
Rue-anemone
Violets
Spreading Jacob’s ladder
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Miterwort
Jeweled shooting star
Trillium, large-flowered and nodding
Cutleaf toothwort
Showy orchis
Solomon’s seal
Twinleaf after spring snow
Dutchman’s breeches in fruit
Virginia spring beauty in fruit
Blue cohosh
False Solomon’s seal
Virginia waterleaf with bud

IN THE BOG, May 2020
Quaking Bog, near Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Leatherleaf blooming
Star flower in bud

IN THE PRAIRIE, May 2020
Mound Prairie SNA, Grey Cloud Dunes
Prairie smoke
Pussytoes
Wild strawberry
Bird’s foot violet
Puccoon
Lousewort
Blue-eyed grass
Yellow star-grass
Violet wood sorrel
Downy painted cup leaves
Shooting star
Bastard toadflax
Lance-leaved violet
Small white violet
Marsh blue violet

 

IN THE WOODS, April, 2020
We visited Zumbro Falls Woods SNA, Cannon River Trout Lily SNA, Hastings SNA, and various stops along the roadside

Dutchman’s breeches
Squirrel corn in bud (we are going back for the bloom!)
Virginia spring beauty
Eastern false rue-anemone
Bluebell buds
Jeweled shooting star leaves
Sharp-lobed and round-lobed hepatica
White and yellow trout lily
Wild ginger
Cut-leaf toothwort, close to blooming
Bloodroot
Bellwort leaves
Mayapple just beginning
Trillium in bud
Rue-anemone
Ramps
Snow trillium (early April)

ON THE PRAIRIE, April, 2020
We visited Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA, River Terrace Prairie SNA, and McKnight Prairie

Bird’s foot violet
Prairie smoke just beginning
Prairie buttercup
A few lingering pasqueflower