Wild Thing: You Make My Heart Sing

Sanguinaria canadensisThe woodland floor, even in a microscopic sample, is a wonderland. The little bit of wonderland at Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is currently aflutter with wildflowers, spring’s advance guard, taking advantage of the sun before the trees shade the ground. Some are already abloom, others are readying to bloom, yet others are just emerging from layers of old brown and tan leaves. Hurry up, Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is peaking right now.Sanguinaria canadensis

Caltha palustrisWoodland Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) is popping.tritRue Anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides. The only one we saw.Podophyllum peltatumMayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), which emerges like an umbrella before unfurling, is coming on. The two-leaved versions are the ones with the flower, and then fruit, at the joint of the stems.TrilliumAnd look, a Trillium! But which one?

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