First few finds of the year, In Vermont of all places, and the sap was probably still running.

Sambucus racemosa, red elderberry, Putney VT

Elderberry, Sambucus racemosa. Really Really Really want to at least flavor some ice with this  in the upcoming year, let alone make wine.
Podophyllum peltatum, may-apple, Putney VT

Mayapple, Pedophyllum peltatum.  Found this in VT, were it should grow naturally, then figure out it was s1, and probably not supposed to be there in Putney VT. I hear they sell these for 5 bucks a piece down south to cure a case of the herps.

Dicentra cucullaria, dutchman's-breeches, Putney VT

Dicentra cucullaria, or dutchman’s-breeches . Right now it is my favorite spring ephemeral, only because I am too busy trying to get ramps to grow and don’t want to eat them.  Galearis spectabilis will be my new favorite if I ever friggin find it.

Anemone acutiloba, sharp-lobed hepatica, Putney VTAnemone acutiloba.  Some kind of hepatica, the common name being based upon the kidney shaped leaves, using something called the “science of signage” which is anything but science, saying if it is shaped like a kidney, it must be good for the blood, and medicinal yada yada yada fuckin yada. Bullshit. But it is pretty, and was the first flower we saw this year. OK, i’m lying again, Anemone americana was the first, but this is almost the same.

Don’t miss the rest of our Putney VT wildflower finds in THIS post!

GoBotany species links:
Sambucus racemosa, red elderberry
Podophyllum peltatum , may-apple
Dicentra cucullaria, dutchman’s breeches
Anemone acutiloba, sharp-lobed hepatica


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