Potomac Gorge Update


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


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:



And five turtles on a log in the canal




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