Botanical gardens are hot spots for seeing Spring wildflowers in bloom. Okay, they’re not totally wild, but they’re certainly well cared for.
Nature Rhythms visited the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden park recently. Some species that grow under the redwoods showed more blossoms than in past years. Take the alluring but poisonous Wake Robin, Arisaema triphyllum, which is flourishing under the tall trees. It’s in the same family as the Trillium that I posted last week.
Also under the redwoods you can find the Redwood Sorrel blooming, its purple flowers complementing the purple undersides of the leaves. Now dozens are opening rather than the paltry few flowers seen during former visits.
The Mahogany Fawn Lily is revealing its distress of being a little too drenched in the rains. While the petals do usually point downward, it’s not normally to this degree.
Check out the botanical garden near you if you can’t make it out to the wild. You won’t be disappointed.