Local Flora, April 2012
Three visits to a field I know in eastern Mass, to watch the trout lilies bloom. The first visit was actually March 30th, during a heat wave.
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Siberian Squill, Scilla siberica
One of two trout lilies (Erythronium americanum) blooming very early.
A Toadshade (Trillium sp.) in bud. I think this was planted here - the spot was once a garden.
A Horace's Duskywing, Erynnis horatius, during my second visit ten days later.
Toadshade in full bloom.
Seventeen days after my first visit, the trout lilies are finally blooming in earnest