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Dog Tooth Violet...Adder's Tongue...

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Dog Tooth Violet...Adder's Tongue...

Will have to look up the latin...a spring flower that carpets acres of woodland in early spring and has for as long as I can remember....(I'm in Methusela mode today)



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Lovely must look spectacular to see acres of them.

4 May, 2009

 

When the trees are not yet in leaf...the forest floor is a riot of colour...there is a lovely little plant which I think is a dicentra which grows with the DTviolet it looks like a clothes line of white bloomers...hence we called them Dutchmen's Britches! I didn't see any today...maybe need to look more closely!

4 May, 2009

 

Sounds very much like one Lori ..cant say I m familiar with any Dutchmans britches though...so I ll leave you to take a closer look lol

4 May, 2009

 

Just googled the britches and found out they are Dicentra cucullaria...

5 May, 2009

 

This is erythronium Lori. A unusual shade to this one. A little ruddy. I just love them in a natural setting.

6 May, 2009

 

Thanks for the proper name for Adder's tongues, Gt. the back of the petals sometimes is a peachy pinky colour...which could be a response to late frost, I think. Aren't they beautiful, though? Any wonder that spring is my favourite season!!??

7 May, 2009

 

It sure is filled with wonders some small and short lived, even better. :-)

8 May, 2009

 

Yes, Erythronium (Dog's -Tooth Violet, in my "book"). What a lovely colour to this one, Lori!. :-)

9 May, 2009



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