1 March 2012 – First Spring Beauty of the Year

SPRING IS HERE!

Today along the Little Patuxent River Trail spotted the first Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica L.) of the year blooming. By comparison last year, the spring beauty was spotted on 16 March. By the looks of one of the plants, it has been blooming for at least two or three days.

Other plants blooming for the first time today include:
American Elm (Ulmus americana
Ivy-leaf Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia)
Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

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