Today I went looking for spring wildflowers, and happily, found some. I visited a few sites in Cass County, Michigan. In the early morning, I was a bit disappointed – Harbinger of Spring was blooming, but nothing else. But after a few hours the hepatica suddenly burst onto the scene. It’s amazing to walk into a woods seeing only a few flowers, and then to walk out a couple hours later and see myriad flowers blooming.
Aside from the harbinger of spring, tons of hepatica blooming. I also spotted one marsh marigold, which was way out in a marsh, so no photo. To my delight I found a couple of bloodroot blooms. It’s still early in the year, and skunk cabbage buds are still pushing up from the muck.
Here’s a photo of a hepatica bloom, taken early today, more photos will be coming in the next few days.