Mid-April Update, Potomac Gorge

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miterwort, aka bishop’s cap
Mitella diphylla
Saxifragaceae

 

The wildflowers continue to start blooming about two weeks earlier than last year. I’m told that twinflower is done and gone to seed already. Bloodroot is done, too, and so is cutleaf toothwort, though slender toothwort is just starting. Trout lilies are done in some locations, but still going strong in others. Virginia bluebells are waning.

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early meadow rue (male flowers)
Thalictrum dioicum
Ranunculaceae

 

 

Everything else I’ve posted about in the last few updates is still going strong. To that list, add:

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early meadow rue (female flowers)