Plants Are Starting to Bloom!

Reports from Western New York from Priscilla Titus include bloodroot and Carex plantaginea.  See photos.

Barry Goldman from the Albany area reports Draba verna already in fruit!

Bloodroot by Priscilla Titus

Carex plantaginea anthers by Priscilla Titus

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4 Comments on “Plants Are Starting to Bloom!”

  1. nyflora Says:

    Spider Barbour from Ulster County says it’s probably the earliest he has seen it in 20 years.

  2. Sara Says:

    Here in Central New York, the following spring wildflowers are all blooming (observed variously at Heiberg Forest on 4/3, at Clark Reservation on 4/10, and at Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area on 4/11):

    wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
    red and white trillium (T. erectum & T. grandiflorum)
    hepatica (Hepatica nobilis)
    spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana)
    bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)
    lyrate rock cress (Arabidopsis lyrata)
    early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis)
    blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
    trout lily (Erythronium americanum)
    marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)
    coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
    miterwort (Mitella diphylla)
    cutleaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)
    bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

  3. barry goldman Says:

    let’s add:

    Wood anemone (Anemone quinquifolia)
    Early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis)
    many spp of Viola
    Trout lilly (Erythronium americanum)

    at the Normanskill trail off Delaware ave.

    p.s. i’m not in nyc, i’m in albany. The Draba vernas were at washington ave extension.

    Also the leaf cutter bees are out.

  4. Dave Behm Says:

    While walking the trails at Ann Lee Pond Nature & Historic Preserve in Colonie this afternoon, I observed the following in bloom:
    Black Willow
    Box Elder
    Carolina Spring Beauty
    Common Shadbush
    Ground Ivy
    Hobblebush (outer flowers only)
    Marsh Marigold
    Red Maple
    Skunk Cabbage
    Smooth Alder
    Whitlow Grass

    Many more have set flower buds, including:
    Dwarf Ginseng
    Early Low Blueberry
    Garlic Mustard
    Highbush Blueberry
    Pin Cherry
    Sessile-leaved Bellwort
    Wake Robin

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