Last Saturday, the Emiquon Corps of Discovery went on a wildflower field trip. We found several species along Coal Creek, which runs behind TNC headquarters.
Spring Beauty was still growing along the creek and hillside.
Dutchman's Breeches were mostly past bloom, but I did find a few samples with blossoms.
Buttercups grew along the banks of the creek.
Wild Mustard was blooming along the path.
We encountered a couple of small patches of Virginia Bluebells.
Rosebud trees were in bloom.
Sweet William was scattered up the hillside.
Cutleaf Toothwort hadn't bloomed yet, but appeared ready to bloom.
We found several Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants.
And several Purple Trillium, one of which was blooming!