Monday, April 12, 2010

Wood Anemone

The anemones emerged this week in the moist soils at the edge of our woods. The delicate, dime-sized, white flowers dot the forest floor, set among deeply lobed and toothed leaves. It is the first woodland flower that we see. They spread around the base of trees, remaining bright until mid-summer when they die back. This white buttercup brightens our woodlands while much is still brown.

1 comment:

  1. These are always one of the minor highlights of our nearly annual trip to Shenandoah National Park in spring. Small and simple but their pure whiteness just always catches our eye.

    But we decided to do something different this year so we're either going to have to find them elsewhere or just enjoy them here. Either way a wildflower worth celebrating!