Potomac Gorge Update

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round-lobed hepatica
Anemone americana
(formerly Hepatica nobilis var obtusa)
Ranunculaceae

 

Yesterday was so lovely, I had to take a break from writing about Death Valley wildflowers and go hike the Billy Goat B trail. It’s the season for ephemerals, the delicate-leaved, dainty-flowered, low-growing plants that will completely disappear for the year in two months (or less).

Seen on Thursday, March 24:

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And five turtles on a log in the canal

 

 

 

This should be the first great weekend for wildflower viewing in the gorge.