20170504 Honeysuckle, Carolina Spring Beauty, Trout Lily, Trillium, Catkins, Mosses & Lichens, Red Maple, Blue Cohosh

A nice few hours up on Hwy 522 to see spring flowers, some emerging and some at their best  …

Lonicera canadensis, Fly Honeysuckle are blooming on a shrub about a metre or so tall.

Carolina Spring Beauty in normal habitate.

And a trout lily in typical habitat…

A clump of Trillium grandiflorum, Ontario’s flower, with its petals still furled.

Willow, Salix, showing the difference between this male catkin …

… and this female catkin on an adjoining plant:

A collection of moss-lichens showing the great diversity of their symbiotic relationships:

 

 

 

 

Clear example of clusters of female Acer rubrum flowers:

Blue Coshosh bloom very quickly.  One week, even in this cold weather is about the length of the bloom.  A day or so, for each individual floret.

Although I’ve seen one moose this spring, very few deer and no bears have been seen yet.  Perhaps the rainy/snowy cold weather has been a factor.

 

2 thoughts on “20170504 Honeysuckle, Carolina Spring Beauty, Trout Lily, Trillium, Catkins, Mosses & Lichens, Red Maple, Blue Cohosh

  1. Thank you … I’ve also seen expanses of many varieties and it takes one’s breath away … also, thank you as now I am able to identify so many of the beauties I see. xoxo

    • Thanks Krys,
      The camera is a “Harsh Mistress” as it drives its operator to research what it sees.
      So we’re doing a little learning together.

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