The native azaleas, flame azaleas, are starting to bloom in our area. There are plenty of dogwoods still out, with only a few going over the hill.
Today we played hooky in the afternoon and saw Dutchman’s Breeches, Large Trillium, Yellow Trillium, Trout Lily, Showy Orchis, Blood Root, Jack in the Pulpit, Foam Flower, and a few others. Along with a Squawroot with a bee on it. That surprised me, because you wouldn’t think they pollinated.
If you can’t get out for a hike, have a look in the yard. We’ve got Dwarf Iris, Lady Slipper, and Trillium by now.
Here’s the Showy Orchis, Dutchman’s Breeches, and Squawroot.