Thursday, April 29, 2010

Woodland Walk at Emergence Farm

I spent this morning walking through the woods at Emergence Farm in southern Lebanon County. Sisters, Tina Sams & Maryanne Schwartz, of the Essential Herbal magazine & I had been asked to come & identify woodland plants for the owner. It's a beautiful forest, full of wonderful plants. Here are a few photos of some of what we saw.

This is wild Yarrow. It's the first photo I took, though not the first plant we saw. In fact, we didn't get all of the way up the driveway before Tina started yelling to be let out of the car! She'd spotted a swath of Ramps, which are a wild leek.

We saw thousands of Violet Odorata, the narrow leaved sweet purple violet and somehow I didn't take a picture of those. This is a lovely yellow violet.

And the delicate Spring Beauty.

Most of the May Apples we saw were finished flowering, but this one was still in full bloom.

We saw lots of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, ranging in colour from almost black to almost white. Gorgeous.

Bloodroot. We didn't see any in flower, since it's late spring, but still lots of the leaves.

A lovely fairy portal.

Morel mushroom!

And a Lady Slipper in bloom!

1 comment:

seanymph said...

I like this post. I just moved to a new home and finally have some woods around me. My piece of land has some 100yr old trees and I dont know what else yet. Ive bought a book or two to try to learn the plants around this area but its nice seeing the ones you posted and naming them so Ill know what Im looking at if I see anything similar to these.