Mid April is time to begin another season of wildflower hunting in St.Lawrence County, NY. A short hike through the woods along the Grasse River near Morley today was rewarding.
Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense
The hairy ginger flowers hug the ground as the leaves begin to unfold.
Looking into the mouth of the beast reminds me of the Kraken in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Round lobed Hepatica – Hepatica Americana
Small clusters like this one were scattered throughout the woods.
The white flowers usually have 6 to 10 petals.
The leaves are odd fuzzy looking things before they unfold.
Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum thalictroides
Blue Cohosh is one of the stranger looking woodland wildflowers out back.
See more photos of them here: Blue Cohosh
It’s been almost a month and there are still Spring Beauties in bloom. These are one of my favorite wildflowers so don’t hold it against me for posting another photo of one.
Carolina Spring Beauty – Claytonia caroliniana
Bloodroot bloomed along the river bank at the edge of the woods.
Bloodroot – Sanguinaria canadensis
Trout Lily – Adder’s Tongue – Erythronium americanum