Sunday, April 4, 2010

Early blooms

Kalamazoo's wildflower season continues to develop with new species in bloom. Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) will come to its peak over the next couple of weeks but a few early plants were already in flower.

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) is flowering now and many more will open over the next weeks.

Hepatica, which was just opening a week ago, is near its peak now. New leaves, which appear after the flowers, were just starting to emerge.

We also saw a few really early blooms from Marsh Marigolds and Trout Lilies at the Kalamazoo Nature Center this week.

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