I was walking along one of my favorite trails when I saw a flash of pink in the woods. I moved closer to see what it was. It was a Pink Lady’s Slipper, the first one I had ever seen. Did you know that Pink Lady’s Slippers rely on a fungus to reproduce?
Take a Hike
I’ve been loving watching plants come to life this spring. That bright spring green catches my eye and makes for lovely photos.
“Spring is when life’s alive in everyting.”~Christina Rosetti
Skunk Cabbage may not be the most attractive or best-smelling plant, but it does an unusual flower form. The mottled shell-shaped case is called the spathe, while the spadix is the yellow spike on the inside that contains the flowers. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in the Spring, making it one of my favorites.
A local woods that I like to walk in has tons of English Ivy. While beautiful, it is an invasive species that chokes out native plants and can kill trees that it grows on.