Posts Tagged ‘white’

March “Snow”

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I don’t mind “snow” in March if it’s snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis).


 Their clump, with all the white, make them the most obvious flower in the yard. (I’m ignoring the dandelions.)


 The clump grows among purple violets, dandelions and gill-over-the-ground.

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Snowdrops and their bulbs are poisonous to humans and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.


White Mushroom

I seem to be developing a knack for finding things I can’t identify.


These mushrooms commonly grew in a low damp area on … I’m not sure on what kind of wood. I took the pictures  on November 30.


At first they looked to me like mushrooms that had curled inside-out as they aged.


And, as of this posting, I still have no idea what they are.

Three Trilliums

Three species of trilliums bloom in my spring wildflower garden.

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Purple trillium (trillium recurvatum) started blooming first and is the most common.

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White trilliums (Trillium flexipes) grow in a relatively tight group.

Most of the flowers in this garden were given to me years ago by a friend when she started having health problems.

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This third trillium surprised me this year … I’d totally forgotten about it, since it only bloomed the spring a friend gave it to me several years ago. Then I almost stepped on it a few evenings ago. It only stands 8 inches tall and certainly blends in with its surroundings.

The trilliums bloom among wild gingers, bluebells, wild geraniums, purple and white violets, bloodroot and Jack-in-the-pulpits.