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Wildflower Wednesday: May-apples!
Podophyllum peltatum, the mayapple

It's the fourth Wednesday of the month, so that means it's Wildflower Wednesday, hosted by Gail of Clay and Limestone. Herein is a selection of what's native and currently blooming. I had to lead off with the mayapples because it is still May. The Nanoprairie is starting to bloom. In addition to the Phlox pilosa 'Eco Happy Traveler' at the top of yesterday's post, Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' is also blooming there.

Most of the wildflower action is still in the woodland garden though.

from front: Geranium maculatum, Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume', a non-native Dicentra and Dodecatheon media alba

Here's a closer view of the Dodecatheon.

shooting stars

Jack is in the pulpit.

Arisaema triphyllum

This is one of the all green forms. Squirrelhaven also has jack-in-the-pulpits with purple in the pulpit.

Maianthemum racemosa

The plant formerly known as Smilacina racemosa, or false Solomon's seal has just started blooming.

Also just starting to bloom is Zizia aurea.

It echoes the color of the celadine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) growing nearby. This is the end of the big spring wildflower show in the woodland. It's my favorite time of year and the best time for the woodland garden.

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Wildflower Wednesday: May-apples! + wildflower