Mar 26 2012
Yesterday I hiked at Barking Slopes to see what was blooming after 11 days of June-like weather.
So many flowers had opened that the ground was carpeted with them. Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis), Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) and Cut-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata) were all at their peak.
It was an odd juxtaposition of two flowers that never bloom at the same time.
Tonight we’ll have a killing frost. The March flowers may be able to cope but I doubt the April flowers will survive.
(photos by Kate St. John)