Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Early Spring Photos

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Spring Prairie

There are few lovelier sights than finding in sheltered nooks where the sun has rested, patches of hepaticas, snow trillium and bloodroot, the real harbingers of spring. Former Curator Martha Crone.

More photos of each plant and additional plant information can be found at the link on the plant name. Alternate common names for plants are listed in ( ).

Snow trillium
Snow Trillium (Trillium nivale Riddell) shown here growing with the Common Periwinkle (Running Myrtle) (Vinca minor L.) in the Woodland Garden.
Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.) growing midway between the Woodland and Upland Gardens.
Bloodroot
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.) in the Woodland Garden in many places.

Prairie Smoke
Prairie Smoke (Old Man's Whisker's) (Geum triflorum Pursh.) in the Upland Garden.
Sharp-=lobed Hepatica
Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Amenone acutiloba) in the Woodland Garden.

Yellow Trout-lily
Yellow Troutlily (Dogtooth Violet) (Erythronium americanum Ker Gawl.) in the Woodland Garden.
Leatherwood
Eastern Leatherwood (Dirca palustris L.). A shrub growing on the patio area in front of the Martha Crone Shelter in the Woodland Garden.

White Trout-lily
White Troutlily (White Fawn Lily) (Erythronium albidumNutt.) in the Woodland Garden.
False rue-anemone
False Rue Anemone (Eastern False Rue Anemone) (Enemion biternatum Raf. Found in the Woodland Garden, with many clumps on the west most trail.
Marsh Marigold
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris L.). Usually blooming in the Woodland Garden after mid-April.

Skunk Cabbage
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex Nutt.) with leaves emerging in the Woodland Garden.
Pussy Willow
Pussy Willow (Salix discolor Muhl.) Woodland Garden wetland area

Cut-leaf toothwort
Cut-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata (Michx.) Woodland Garden
Large Flowered Bellwort
Large-flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora Sm.) Woodland Garden
Wild Oats
Wild Oats (Sessileleaf Bellwort) (Uvularia sessilifolia L.). Woodland Garden.

Two-leaf Toothwort
Two-leaved Toothwort (Crinkleroot). (Cardamine diphylla (Michx) Alph. Wood) Woodland Garden.
Wild Ginger
Wild Ginger (Canadian Wild Ginger) (Asarum canadense L.) Woodland Garden