Saturday, April 19, 2014

Two Flowers

This is a photograph of a native wildflower called trout lily.

There are several explanations about how it earned that name.  One is that the speckled leaves look like a speckled trout.  Another is that it blooms around the opening of trout season.

This year trout lily has opened today, the exact first day of trout season.  

Here is another native wildflower.  It is trailing arbutus, otherwise called mayflower.  It is the state flower of Massachusetts.   Its flowers opened yesterday, April 18. The flowers are tiny and hidden under the leaves.

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