Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Beauty

Potato Creek State Park has just begun its wildflower display; the forest understory is seemingly covered with flowers.

One tiny flower that makes up for smallness in its abundance is the Spring Beauty. It must be examined closely for the full effect of its beauty. Notice those pink anthers?

This wildflower grows from tubers, much like potatoes and was eaten by Native Americans. The taste is said to be like chestnuts; but, sadly, who really knows what chestnuts taste like these days?

Try to make some time, between all those spring showers we've been getting lately, to get out and see the show . The Beauties won't be around long.

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