Spring Ephemerals in Vermont

A spark of red in the spring woods, the red trillium pops up as a single flower in a whorl of three leaves. It is also known as Stinking Benajamin because of the flower's odor.

The lovely mountain laurel. Visit our Black Mountain Natural Area for a spring-time show.

Wild columbine hugs a rocky, mossy place in a Vermont woodland.

The northern pitcher plant is a robust wildflower that traps and digests insects.

Cheerful marsh marigolds are abundant in marshes, wetlands and along streams.

Somewhat rare, the delicate bloodroot is best left undisturbed at its hill or mountain home.

Trout Lilies signal spring. We see them in abundance on the forest floor in Vermont.

Squirrel corn belongs to the poppy family. Fernlike leaves scatter around the delicate blossoms.

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