Posts Tagged ‘white’

March “Snow”

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

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

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 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.

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White Mushroom

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

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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.

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

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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.