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Master Gardener: Spring Ephemerals In Transylvania County


Last updated 4/27/2020 at 2:58pm

Laura Anderson and Samantha Trueman

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

As the cold weather finally subsides, they are amongst the first to greet us – 'tis the season of spring ephemerals.

The Southern Appalac-hians are one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and, unsurprisingly, a wonderful place to look for these spring beauties. These flowers are lovers of the moist sloping ground characteristic of the mountainous region and looking for spring ephemerals can be a wonderful pastime for residents of Transylvania County who are looking for outdoor activities without traveling long distances.

Below is a list of five common spring ephemerals that y...

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