Spring Wildflowers 2017

Here’s a sample of some of the wildflowers that have caught my eye while hiking this spring. I have organized them here into several groups based on what period in the spring then tend to bloom: Late March to Early April, Mid-April, and Late April to Early May. Flowers in the last (and largest) group are still blooming.

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Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Late March to Early April

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Long-spurred violet (Viola rostrata)

Yellow Harlequin (Corydalis flavula)

Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulea)

Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)

Cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Trout lily (Erythronium americanum)

Purple Cress (Cardamine douglassii)




Mid-April

Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

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Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllim)

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Virginia bluebell in bud (Mertensia virginica)

Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica)




Late April to Early May

Bladderwort (Utricularia)

Chickweed (Stellaria)

Dame’s Rocket (hesperis matronalis)

Woodland Stonecrop (Sedum Ternatum)

Drooping Trillium (Trillium flexipes)

Drooping Trillium (Trillium flexipes), flower center

Appendaged Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum appendiculatum)

False Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

False Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Hispid Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

Large-flowered Trillium (Tirllium grandiflorum); when this flower is past its prime, it changes from white to pink.

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis)

Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

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