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