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Wildflowers with some Fiddle heads thrown in for fun.

17 May

Each spring I delight in looking for wildflowers in our area of Central Minnesota.  This year it has been difficult because of the late spring.  I have a few favorite places where I know I will find wildflowers each year.  I visit those places each week in search of the flowers I think should be blooming at this time of year.

This morning I visited one of my favorite spots along the Mississippi River in Little Falls, Minnesota.  I was searching for Bloodroot which is usually one of the first wildflowers to bloom in our area.  I found White Trout Lillies first.  Here is what they look like growing near the Mississippi River in a wooded area.

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Next I found the Bloodroot.  They were not as plentiful as the White Trout Lily but they are some of my favorites.  Before their flowers open they remind me of miniature tulips.  I wish they bloomed longer.

 

 

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After I found the Bloodroot I got a couple of shots of the ferns starting to shoot up. and that’s where the Fiddleheads thrown in for fun comes in.

 
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Next I headed over to another favorite wildflower place in Little Falls, Minnesota, Pine Grove Park.  It was there that I found the Trillium just starting to bloom.  Next week they should be in full bloom which is always fun.

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Last but not least were the Hepatica.  I love how these wildflowers come in various hues from white to blue with a little bit of purple on occasion.

Round-lobed Hepatica

Have a great weekend.  I am hoping to enjoy the rain we desperately need this weekend while reading a good book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Nature, Photography, Wildflowers

 

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11 responses to “Wildflowers with some Fiddle heads thrown in for fun.

  1. nrhatch

    May 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful wildflowers, Jeanne. I love the Trout Lilly and the Bloodroot.
    Did you gather any fiddleheads for dinner?

     
  2. T E Stazyk

    May 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Glad spring has finally arrived! We are still enjoying an amazing Indian Summer down here.

     
    • flyinggma

      May 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Great to hear from you Tom. I hope after our late spring that we will be blessed with a long beautiful fall.

       
  3. nrhatch

    May 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    On an unrelated note: Tonight’s the night! (Last night and tomorrow night too):
    http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/two-upcoming-sky-events/

    BFF and I just enjoyed a peek at the Planetary Triple of Venus (bottom), Jupiter (left) and Mercury (right) in the night sky just past sunset. We headed out again a few minutes later, when the sky was a tad darker . . . but the clouds had blotted out the planets.

    You should be able to view it tonight and tomorrow at sunset (if clouds don’t get in the way).

     
    • flyinggma

      June 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks for the tip it was too cloudy here at the time. Would have loved to have seen it. Funny but the class I wish I would not have fallen asleep in was Astronomy. I had the class right after lunch. Put me in a dark room, soft chair with a full stomach right after lunch and it is pretty much a given, I will fall asleep. Took me half the semester to figure out that I needed to wait to eat lunch after class if I was ever going to pass the class. 🙂

       
      • nrhatch

        June 4, 2013 at 7:55 am

        That would do it for me too . . . and I’m not much of a napper.

        Now I have to add Astronomy to the list of classes I wish I’d taken in college. The others on the list also start with “A” ~ Archeology, Art History.

         
  4. pearlsandprose

    May 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Hey, you’re back! Nice to see some blog posts from you, Jeanne. I hadn’t seen anything on Flickr, so assumed you weren’t blogging anymore.
    Have not seen any of these lovely wildflowers before.

     
    • flyinggma

      June 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      I don’t know how common they are in other parts of the country but are here in Central Minnesota in the spring.

       
  5. notesfromrumbleycottage

    July 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    The Bloodroot is beautiful. Reminds me of the Bethlehem Star that grows in my area.

     

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