The diversity of spring wildflowers continues here in the Buckeye State. The most prominent blooms of this month include Winter Cress, Garlic Mustard, and Violets. In the woods, Blue Phlox, Buttercups and Wild Geraniums can be seen in good numbers. Here’s what I’ve seen this month!
This plant dots fields and can be found along roads and waste areas. It’s very common right now.
This invasive plant is widespread this month, it seems to be most everywhere but the deep woods.
This common flower can be found in a number of of settings, in different varieties and colors.
A familiar sight this season along roadsides and in wet areas.
A frequent sight along wood edges.
Another plant found along wood edges this month.
This pleasant flower is growing in number along wood edges and in open woods.
This aster-like plant is just getting started this month- it’ll grow in numbers soon.
This has also just started blooming in fields.
I’ve seen 2 patches of these classic blooms so far this month- they’re early this year!
Purple Dead Nettle
Much reduced in numbers at the end of this month.
This flower is very striking when you run across it in meadows or open woodlands.
This plant reminds me of a white milkweed. Uncommon.
This plant loves wet and swampy regions.
Meanwhile, on lawns and grassy areas:
This familiar flower needs no introduction!
These tiny blooms are easy to miss.
Another small bloom, easy to miss unless it’s in large colonies.
Clover leaves have been growing among grass for a while, its blooms are just getting started.
Slowly growing in number, this easily overlooked tiny plant can be found on lawns.
These pleasant little yellow flowers are just starting to bloom.
And in the woods there are a lot of blooms:
A common plant in the spring woods.
Growing in numbers under the forest canopy.
Common along woodland paths this month.
A modest and less noticeable Buttercup.
This flower is locally common in moist areas of woods. There are different types that have differently-shaped leaves.
These plants are easier to notice by their whorls of leaves- the tiny white blooms are harder to spot.
A late arrival this month, this plant has notable compound leaves.
Still hanging in there at reduced numbers.
Another plant that’s fading away this month.
This can easily be mistaken for Dutchmen’s Breeches unless you look closely.
Uncommon but interesting!
An absolutely gorgeous plant, few in number. Please don’t pick these!
Small colonies of this plant dot the woods, but they’re just starting to bloom- look for a single white flower hanging down beneath the leaves.
A lovely flower with distinctive round-lobed leaves.
Seen here and there, not as common as Lesser Celandine was last month.
A modest plant that’s uncommon.
At first glance it looks like Wild Parsnip, but this plant grows in wooded areas, not in fields.
Spring continues to give us a variety of wildflowers to enjoy. I hope this helps you identify a flower you’ve seen recently!