It was a beautiful spring day so, along with some of our hiking buddies, we decided to celebrate with a hike to Yellow Springs by way of Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park. Wildflowers were everywhere, including Virginia Bluebells, Jack in The Pulpit, Toadshade Trillium, and Dutchman’s Breeches but we were most impressed by the Large Flowered Trilliums. The area is one of Ohio’s most beautiful and a great place for spring wildflowers. If you have any interest don’t hesitate, they won’t be around long.
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As we started down the trail it was apparent that things were just starting to green up.
But the view from a distance was deceiving. The first flowers seen were Dutchman’s Breeches. On this day they were more common than the trilliums.
Further on we noticed Virginia Bluebells. They ended up giving the trilliums a run for their money.
A stream along the trail was running cold and clear.
Virginia Waterleaf and Toadshade Trillium also made a guest appearance.
Trout Lillys were making a good case for flower of the day.
But who invited the Wild Ginger?
There were also cameos by some other plants and flowers. Not all of which were identified.
But nothing compared with the Large Flowered Trillium for sheer wow!
Finally after all the excitement it was time for a rest.
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