Words cannot describe the wildflowers in northwestern Pennsylvania in May. I am going to let my pictures tell the story with minimal interruption by me.
Mayapple to bloom soon
future bloomer, tall meadow rue
past bloomer, bloodroot
future bloomer, forget-me-nots
bitter dock, with a monster root system for invading and staying in your gardens!
budding field mustard
pink and blue bluebells Viola pennsylvanica...smooth yellow violet
I included photos of non-blooming plants because, as you can tell by the lack of caption names on some, they aren't so readily identifiable as the bloomers. Stay tuned for future ID as I return to the Tidioute Riverside Trail and the Newbold Estate to follow up on them. Now, stop reading and get out there botanizing!