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)

Two Years Old

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Happy 2nd Birthday to my blog! I’m celebrating by changing the look. Also by upgrading the account. OK, actually it’s not celebrating; I’ve uploaded so many pictures that I ran out of space, so I had to upgrade.

young fronds of ebony spleenwort

 

I’m also celebrating by re-posting some favorite photos.  Enjoy.

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wild stonecrop

 

 

 

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partridgeberry

 

 

 

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flowering dogwood

 

 

 

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enchanter’s nightshade

 

 

 

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miterwort

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lopseed

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cranefly orchid

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purple-headed sneezeweed

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bee leaving goldenrod

 

 

Back to regular blog posts tomorrow!