Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Great Spring for Wildflowers in Northeast Ohio!

Winter lasted almost forever this year and spring was late a-comin'. But it is glorious springtime here, and the leaf canopy will close in a week or so. So it's the last real chance to see Northeast Ohio's early wildflowers. This year we have hiked in North Chagrin, Girdled Road, Big Creek, Penitentiary Glenn, and other parks to see the flowers. Here are some of them:

Bluets--North Chagrin Reservation

Virginia Bluebells.

Yellow violets.

Spring Beauties.

Wild Geranium.


A hillside full of trillium--Big Creek, Geauga County.


Trillium--Big Creek.

Leaves of the mayapple.

Squirrel Corn

A serviceberry/sarvis up on Little Mountain

Marsh marigolds, Holden Arboretum

Birch flowers (I believe)

An ancient sugar maple returning to the soil.

Vernal pool at Girdled Road Reservation.

Leaves of Bloodroot.



Fern fiddleheads.

Cutleaf Toothwort.

Trout Lily

Sugar maple leaves.

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