I got a late start photographing the early spring plants this year (2017). They started without me and I’ve already missed some of them.
These are some of the plants unfurling and blooming on April 1 in the woodland habitats here at Wild Ozark.
Early Spring Plants
This late afternoon shot of fern fiddleheads is my favorite photo (so far) of this year’s plant-looking expeditions.
Every year I try to capture Dutchman’s Breeches in a good light and in good focus. Every year the photo falls short, but this one is close. With all the ghostly little pantaloons hanging on the stem at different angles and heights, it’s hard to get them all to look crisp and sharp.
Phlox is another one that’s hard to get a good photo of. Luckily, this time, the day was overcast and the purple didn’t wash out as it usually does.
I’m pretty sure the plant in the following photo is black cohosh (Actaea racemosa). Doll’s eyes are a smaller plant but the leaf and stem structure is very similar. I’ll know for sure in late summer when it starts to bloom.
The purple violets bloomed earlier and are still blooming, but it’s the unusual that catches my eye with violets. I don’t see many smooth yellow violets, though I see a few more of the downy yellow ones.
Here’s a violet that has me stumped. I can’t find a description for it so I can give it a proper name. If you know it, please let me know too!
That’s All for Today!
Here’s a post featuring photos of the hazelnut and witch hazel flowers in March (2018). Hope you enjoyed the wildflower woodland plant virtual walkabout. What’s blooming in the woods in your neck of the woods?