Twinleaf Alert!

No plant in the piedmont that I know of has as short a bloom time as twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla). Thanks to a tip from a fellow hunter, I was able to get out to Billy Goat B today, where I saw just two of them blooming. If they follow the same pattern as in recent years, they will be in full bloom in another two days, maybe, and done by Sunday.

I’ll write about twinleaf and post more pictures later, but I wanted to get the word out before it’s too late.

Also seen blooming today on Billy Goat B and in the Carderock area: trout lily, Dutchman’s breeches, leatherwood, Virginia bluebells, cut-leaf toothwort, slender toothwort, early saxifrage, round-lobed hepatica, rue anemone, toadshade, and bloodroot.

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