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A Springtime Walk in the Woods – Guess What I found!

Blood Wort

Blood Wort

It was the first day of spring so I couldn’t resist a walk in our woods. As I walked down the steps leading to the East Fork River I found some brave little wild flowers poking through the cold soil. (Will it ever get warm?). The top photo is blood wort, which the Indian used medicinally and as a dye. If you break the stem, you’ll see a red color.

 

Watercress

Watercress

Watercress is snuggling next to the rocks in our spring fed pool.

Mint Growing Next to Watercress

Mint Growing Next to Watercress

Hah – I found spearmint growing next to the watercress – it loves water too!

 

Chickweed

Chickweed

Chickweed, which our chickens  love (me, too!) is growing so well it’s starting to flower

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

One flower I DON”T like: marsh marigold is so invasive.

 

Spring Beauties

Spring Beauties

Some Spring Beauties have a pinkish hue as they grow. They have 5 petals.

Toothwort

Toothwort

Toothwort, on the other hand, looks like Spring Beauties but has 4 petals. Toothwort stays white.

BlueBells

BlueBells

Blue Bells are up mighty early!

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