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Springing up stream side

26 May

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An early evening walk looking for Morel mushrooms and again I’m not noticing any which makes for another opportunity to focus on some of the other things going on. Here is a small plant that caught my eye and at first I suspected it to be a Twisted Stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius), but after comparing my photo to other google images of that plant it seemed I better look at a few more images of other wild lily family members and the one which seemed the most probable match is called Little Merrybells (Uvularia sessilifolia). I must admit the long hanging flowers do appear quite joyous but that is not enough to say with certainty the identity of this little one.

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This one I do know well and I needed to place my camera on the ground for you to see the open flower under the large umbrella-like leaves of this Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum).

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Orpine this evening is starting to show why a few of us on the east coast consider it a prime wild lettuce.

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Here is a plant I decided to eat soon after this photo was taken as I couldn’t recall the taste of Blackberry shoots and I rarely see them at this stage, less than a foot tall. The outer stem surface needs to be peeled before sampling, the interior is light green, firm with a nice tart crunch.

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These 2 False Solomon Seal plants with their heads bend over and chewed up leaves looks like they just went toe to toe for 15 rounds, not a pretty sight, hopefully they will recover soon. ciao