This is my last post on Mid April Wildflowers in an Upper Middle Tennessee forest--though I could easily continue as each day brings more and more blooms and it is really fun! Above is a picture of American Columbo. This is a monocarp in that it blooms once then dies. This is our third spring here and I have never seen so many columbos bloom as this year. It looks to be a great year for that wildflower.
Star chickweed, aka Stellata pubera (smaller white flower), and Rue Anemone, aka Thalictrum thalictroides (identification by Joanna at Tennessee Native Plant Society). The anemone is a pretty little plant that I had never seen before. I was intrigued because of the leaves shaped like redbud leaves.
A violet. I have no idea what kind as there are so many!
Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) and Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica).
More spring beauty. We have a lot of spring beauty in the forest. While this wildflower is quite small and not substantial it really shines on the forest floor when growing in great quantities.
More Rue Anemone.
And all of those wildflowers are hopefully helping my bees to build up and become strong. I purchased and installed two three pound packages of bees (plus their queen) on the first of April. Things seem to be going well as I see tons of bees entering the hives loaded down with pollen and it a very nice sight this spring...
in the garden...
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