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Spring woodland wildflowers

April 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

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The weather hasn’t been very spring-like, but that hasn’t stopped the annual spring woodland wildflower display.

These photos were taken April 6 - 8 when scouting for turkeys in Macoupin County and hiking through Carpenter Park State Nature Preserve in Sangamon County.

Don’t wait too long. They call them spring ephemerals for a reason.

They’ll soon retire to dormancy until next year.

Above: A May apple is surrounded by larkspur in a Macoupin County woodland.

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Above and below: Woodland phlox likes to be near, or even growing on top of a rotting log.

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A common trillium is surrounded by ferns in Carpenter Park.

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Wild hyacinth blooms in open woods.

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May apples carpet the forest floor.

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