. . . Living on a mountain in southwest Virginia...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Spring Beauty and Toothwort
Nothing says spring like the early spring wildflowers. I went up into the woods this morning to collect wood to start a fire I was delighted to see the first native wildflower:
From a distance, you would not see the Spring Beauty at all. The lance-shaped leaves and 5 petals are small. After a week, the woods should be covered with them and you still will not notice them until you look down.
Next, I spotted the toothwort not far away, just beginning to bloom.
It wasn't long before the flowers opened.
A couple of hours later, toothwort was in full bloom and attracting native bees (too fast for me to take a photo).
Spring is really here but weather changes quickly. As I write this, I hear thunder. And, the weather forecaster is calling for much colder temperatures tomorrow.