I had a quick look around the Carderock area on Friday (March 29), and saw the following plants blooming or budding. Also had fun taking closeup shots.
Arabidopsis lyrata (lyre-leaved rockcress): a few flowers –>
Boechera laevigata (smooth rockcress): buds
Cardamine angustifolia (slender toothwort): buds
<–Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaf toothwort): flowers
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty): lots of flowers
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches): a lot of buds, a few flowers
Dirca palustris (leatherwood): full bloom –>
<–Erythronium americanum (trout lily): gobs of leaves; 5 flowers
Lindera benzoin (spicebush): flowers
Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells): lots of buds, just a few open flowers –>
<–Micranthes virginiensis (early saxifrage): full bloom
The next few weeks should be spectacular.