Spring Ephemerals in the Southern Appalachians

A hike through a wooded area in Bath County, Virginia, today revealed a breath-taking number of often rare wildflowers.  Here are a few examples (please click on the images you’d like to see enlarged):

The Virginia bluebells were just beginning to open and the red trilliums also need a few more days before showing their beautiful flowers.  I am hoping to return next week and capture more…. stay tuned!

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14 Responses to Spring Ephemerals in the Southern Appalachians

  1. Your photos are breathtaking; it must have been a wonderful walk.

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  2. dogear6 says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize they had trout lilies and marsh marigolds in Virginia. I’m used to seeing them in Illinois, but had not seen them around here.

    Spring finally came to Richmond also. You left me a nice note on my blog about spring (I’m behind again) and yes, spring is finally here. The trees leafed out on Wednesday.


    • Yes, the Allegheny Highlands offer a great growing climate for a wide variety of plants, a lot of them rare elsewhere. There are plants here that otherwise only exist much farther North (e.g. Canada). Richmond isn’t too far away for a weekend visit!


  3. dadirri7 says:

    wonderful photos … thanks for visiting me … your blog looks beautiful!


  4. Wonderful jewels of spring. The colour is full of promise and hope 🙂


  5. Annette,
    Do the Virginia bluebells become BC bluebells? See my post http://journeyingwithjoy.com/2013/04/17/spring-says-im-here-winter-says-not-quite-yet/. They are very beautiful bluebells – Virginia and BC!


  6. Kristin says:

    Oh yes. Do share photos of the trilliums once they bloom! I’m glad it’s warmer there finally. BTW: drop in to see that I nominated your blog for an award.


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  8. Gal Turnbull says:

    Hello can I use your photo of wild ginger? Would be very small file size on our website. Your pic is lovely ~ please advise. Is for educational purposes.


    • Hi Gal – I see you are at the JMU Arboretum? Thank you for asking and, yes, I’d be delighted if you could use the picture of the wild ginger. Please give photo credit and send the link. Thank you. Just visited the Arboretum this spring and always enjoy my time there.


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