Early Spring Flowers at Riveredge

Pasqueflower
Pasqueflower blooming on the prairie. Interestingly, the plant is named for the Passover, as it generally blooms at about the same time as the celebration.

It might still be a little cold for us humans to feel like we’re in the swing of spring, but plenty of ephemeral spring flowers are already blooming throughout Riveredge. One can even find insects beginning to orbit around these early flowers close to the ground. And insects means that the spring migratory birds will soon follow. Check out some of these beautiful flowers blooming along the trails at Riveredge.

Skunk Cabbage
Skunk Cabbage is one of the first harbingers of spring.
Skunk Cabbage Seeds
Check out those intricate Skunk Cabbage seeds!
Trout Lily Leaves
The green speckled with maroon Trout Lily leaves can be seen along the trail.
Trout Lily
Trout Lily flowers are just beginning to appear – just one was spotted this past Wednesday!
Hepatica
Hepatica can be found in a variety of colors.
False Rue Anemone
False Rue Anemone is another early spring bloom.
Pasqueflower
A side view of the intricate Pasqueflower.
Swamp Boardwalk
Despite being ecologically important, swamps, bogs, and wetlands are often regarded negatively. Between the lichen, Skunk Cabbage, and Marsh Marigold, our Swamp Boardwalk is one of the most colorful locations at Riveredge right now!

Visit Riveredge for a hike today!