Emergence

 

April 15, 2019

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Bloodroot blooms from March to May, depending on elevation. Its seeds are spread by ants, a process called myrmecochory. Bloodroot was used by Native Americans as an emetic, and it is toxic.

Spring has arrived, "the season of the unfurling," a time when vernal rains and warmer temperatures rouse dormant plants from their slumber to stretch their leaves and open their flowers.

Admittedly the season is exciting most everywhere, but here in the mountains it is especially magical because of the broad array of wildflowers that our forests have to offer.

The understory comes alive with swaths of green and splashes of color that emerge in ephemeral pulses – it's almost a race to see everything you possibly can!

Fiddleheads unfurl in Fibonacci sequence; canopy trees are busy excha...



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