A Springtime Walk in the Woods

 

These images were taken during a walk in the woods. These woodlands are surrounded by suburbs. So there are wildflowers as well as perennial flowers from gardens that find their way into the woods and thrive. The blue and yellow carpet of ground cover is quite pretty on the forest floor. The tall white flowers, which I assume are wildflowers, grow in abundance near the walking paths.

The weather is getting a little warmer and we have had some rain showers so spring flowers are starting to bloom.  I think it’s time to take another walk in the woods.

 

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light blue carpet of Forget-me-not ground cover

 

I’m assuming from the large area covered in Forget-me-not flowers that they are perennial.  Seeds are found in small, tulip-shaped pods along the stem to the flower. Apparently the pods can attach to clothing, transplanting the small seeds elsewhere.

 

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Viola biflora – alpine yellow-violet

 

I hope I have identified these Viola correctly. Viola are most often spring blooming and  pollinated by insects.

 

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tall white wild flowers
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tall white wild flower close up
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tightly bound buds

 

These tightly bound buds may be leaves to a shrub rather than a flower but I found them interesting.

 

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delicate white wild flower
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22 thoughts on “A Springtime Walk in the Woods

  1. These photos remind me of why I spend so much of my life trying to be outside and walking. Thanks for sharing! have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Today’s poem is about Spring flowers 🙂 Have a nice afternoon, Sam 🙂

    1. Yes, it appears so. It’s an invasive garlic mustard weed. On an Ontario Nature blog they were asking for volunteers to pull the weeds out. Oops! Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be careful not to bring any home!

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