Saturday, May 5, 2012
Far, far too long.
I also went hunting for local wildflowers during a hike here in town. My luck wasn't so good as we've had a dry early spring. I did come across wood anemone, however, and managed to get a decent picture.
False Hellebore, Veratrum viride. Also called Indian Poke or Indian Hellebore. This native plant prefers damp soils and is often found along streams or in marshy fields. The bright green leaves offer amazing texture in the early garden. The flowers appear on tall stalks and are similar in color to the leaves. I've never had the opportunity to grow this myself, but when the time comes I hope to give it a try. If you're looking for a replacement for Hosta or similar shade/damp tolerant perennial, try this one out.