aka Dog Tooth Violet (This for Mary G).
Around here, the very first of the trout lily leaves are appearing.
Look for them at the base of large tree trunks, between exposed roots, on sun-facing southern slopes. The microclimate there is just warm enough to give them a head start. They will look like tightly furled brown spears poking their way through the soil at first. On my birthday, I found several. I can’t wait to get back out this weekend and see how they’ve grown.
3 thoughts on “Trout Lilies 2010, Part I”
Lovely! I figure we are about a week behind you. But everything seems to be a bit early this year – no frost in the ground and an open winter.
I don’t know if we have trout lilies here. You’ll have to post a picture when they flower!
very nice. Spring has sprung!!