We made a special trip to see the Sanguinaria canadensis at the Preserve after the Trout Lily was for the most part done blooming. Click on any picture you want to see to get the best presentation.
Not easy to find. We had to look carefully. On the upper trail that leads slowly down to the floodplain, but very close to the beginning of it.
The Trillium maculatum was still going!
And we saw The Blue eyed grass!
Here we are at the Preserve
2 Replies to “Bloodroot at Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Whigham Georgia, March 19th, 2017”
Interesting that my Sanguinaria in central NJ is just about finished but some of it bloomed earlier than my Erythronium. I also have Claytonia virginiana blooming.
41 years ago this yard was an ex-farm field covered in bulldozer tracks and builder’s mulch. We have come a long way since then and now have a respectable tiny forest (1/2 acre minus house and driveway footprint). I have obtained many native plants and have the pleasure of seeing many of them naturalize.
One thing that seems impossible however, is creating forest humus soil. The earthworms will not allow it except under evergreens such as Pinus strobus.
Margaret, it sounds like you have quite a native plant sanctuary in central NJ!
Isabelle and I have tried to replicate forest soil with the leaf compost the City of Philadelphia gives out. The woodland ephemerals seem to like it. So far at least. I hope you got my E mail giving you permission to use my Ash Picture.