Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Wildflowers

SPRING WILDFLOWERS, found at Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois. Photos taken last Saturday.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Claytonia virginica (white Spring Beauty) wildflower

Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Dutchman's Breeches wildflower

Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Erythronium albidum (White Trout Lily) wildflower 2

White Trout Lily, Erythronium albidum

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Erythronium albidum (White Trout Lily) leaf

Many White Trout Lilies do not bloom, but just send up a single leaf.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Viola pubescens (Common Yellow Violet) wildflower

Common Yellow Violet, Viola pubescens

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Trillium sessile (Wake Robin) wildflower

Wake Robin, Trillium sessile

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet) wildflower

Common Blue Violet, Viola sororia

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - pink Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty) wildflower

Pink variety of Spring Beauty.  All the flowers show above are native to eastern North America.

Here are some more photos taken at Silver Lake:

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - Hawthorn

This being Passion Week, here I show the thorns of the Hawthorn tree (Crataegus punctata). Sharp and painful.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - mushrooms

Some mushrooms. I met some people looking for Morel mushrooms, which are currently in season.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - large bud

I don't remember what this is.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - crawfish

This is a crawfish, a small freshwater variant of lobster. It is a delicacy, used in many recipes handed down from the early French settlers.

Silver Lake Park, in Highland, Illinois, USA - white Spring Beauty wildflower

Another Spring Beauty.

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