Friday, April 22, 2011

April 17 The Pumpkinvine again

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis, Poppy Family) growing right at the edge of CR 33 where it intersects the trail.
We volunteered to lead a wildflower hike for The Friends of the Pumkinvine Nature Trail Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2001 in the wooded section south of CR 33.  Fourteen adults and 3 children participated.  The woods shielded us from the wind, so the walk was pleasant.  On April 12 we recorded ten native species in bloom.   Five days later, two new ones were in bloom - Yellow Trout Lily (Etythronium americanum, Lily Family) and Spicebush (Lindera benzoin, Laurel Family).
Clusters of flowers of the shrub Spicebush (Lindera benzoin).  By late summer these flowers will have developed into bright red, aromatic berries

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