Wildflowers forum: Central Illinois Wilds

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Mar 28, 2015 10:49 AM CST
We took a field trip to ascertain wildflower activity in an area that in year's past in late March was a real hub for wilds - trillium, bluebells, trout lilies, claytonia, and the like. The area borders the South Fork of the Sangamon River.
Appears this area is just waking up, most were in the emergence stage.

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The woods next to the river
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Some moss
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Also, found this Red Maple in a near by state park -

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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Mar 28, 2015 3:32 PM CST
Maybe there's hope for spring yet...
I never realized that Virginia waterleaf (your first pic) was so widespread. It's so prevalent in my "wilder" garden that I just let it be and enjoy the flowers.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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