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April Wildflowers at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources lists Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve as being one of the nine state nature preserves in Ohio that are among the best for seeing spring wildflowers. Having never been to this nature preserve in Jackson County, we decided to see what was blooming there in mid-April.

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Opening bud of a Large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea)
Canada Violet (Viola canadensis)
Common Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)
Flower of an unidentified sedge
Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
A sprouting Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Purple Cress, I think.
Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Yellow Harlequin (Corydalis flavula)
Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Giant Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum giganteum)

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© Deborah Platt, Robert Platt and 2012 to 2021

14 thoughts on “April Wildflowers at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

  1. Some of my favorites are in this collection. The wildflowers don’t last as long as I would prefer. If you hesitate you may miss them.

    1. Thanks, marviiilous!

      Guess what? I saw an unusually light-colored squirrel last week. Since Rusty lives near you, I decided to call this one “Blondie.” 😀


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