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on the verge

The ephemeral woodland wildflowers are on the verge of blooming big this week. Spring beauties, bloodroot, and woodland anemone to name a few. Still to come are Virginia bluebells, trout lily and wild columbine. Below is Snow trillium (Trillium nivale). It's a smallish plant (~6 inches) found in moist undisturbed wooded slopes. These were growing on the mossy ledge of a bluff face at Dolliver State Park.

Snow trillium (Trillium nivale) Dolliver State Park, Iowa


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