First signs of spring

The first things we look for at the Arboretum to let us know that spring will be here soon are some of the early wildflowers. Wakerobin(Trillium) and violets(Viola) are some of the first wildflowers to bloom in our forest. Carolina Jessamine(Gelsemium sempervirens) is another early blooming vine with beautiful fragrant yellow blossoms.  The Cut-leaf Toothwort(Cardamine concatenata) is a small wildflower with clusters of four petaled white flowers.

Wakerobin

Violets

Yellow Jessamine

Cutleaf Toothwort

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One Response to First signs of spring

  1. Pecan Doggie says:

    I know what that is, but I’m not telling. Part of the answer rhymes with Atlantis.

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