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Early Spring Wildflowers 2016

Here a sampling of the wildflowers that I saw in March and April of this year. With each photo below, I’ve identified the flower and indicated when and where it was photographed. I’m leading off with a flower called Pride of Ohio out of Buckeye pride. 🙂 It is also known as Shooting Star.

Pride of Ohio (Primula meadia), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary




Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), photographed March 26th at the Wahkeena Nature Preserve
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), photographed March 26th at the Wahkeena Nature Preserve. While the plant is blooming, it has no leaves.
Chickweed (Stellaria), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Hepatica, photographed April 17th at Mt. Gilead State Park
Cut-leaved toothwort, photographed March 27th at Davey Woods State Nature Preserve; I thought this photo did a nice job of showing off the plants’ “cut leaves”.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary. On top of this flower is a crab spider, just waiting for a polinator.
Harbinger of spring (Erigenia bulbosa), photographed March 20th at Indian Mound Reserve in Greene County
Greek Valerian (Polemonium caeruleum; also known as Jacob’s Ladder), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Large-flowered Trillium (Tirllium grandiflorum), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris), photographed March 27th at Cedar Bog
Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), photographed March 27th at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve
Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), photographed March 27th at Cedar Bog
Periwinkle (Vinca Minor), this is a non-native plant. Photographed March 26th at Wahkeena
Snow Trillium (Trillium nivale), photographed March 20th at Indian Mound Reserve in Greene County
Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Spring Beauty, photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Squawroot (Conopholis americana), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary. To learn more about this unusual plant, read our article, Squawroot: An underground plant without leaves or chlorophyll.
Woodland Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary
Yellow Trout Lily, photographed April 17th at Mt Gilead State Park
Wild violet, photographed April 17th at Mt Gilead State Park
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), photographed April 23rd at Miller Nature Sanctuary




Additional information

If you liked this article, you might be interested in our post, Common Spring Wildflowers in Ohio. And just in case you are interested in visiting any of the parks where I photographed the above flowers, you can find out more about these parks below.

© Deborah Platt, Robert Platt and TrekOhio.com 2012 to 2017

2 thoughts on “Early Spring Wildflowers 2016

  1. We went to Sugarcreek Reserve yesterday and saw whole carpets of tiny bright blue lilies. I can’t find these in any of the databases. Can you tell me what they are? Thanks

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