I don't know that I've ever seen a wildflower blooming in winter around here, but there are plenty come spring. Last April, we took a walk through the woods near our house and there were all kinds of wildflowers growing. Purple trillium, spring beauty, wood violets, Dutchman's breeches, trout lilies, Virginia bluebells.
Dutchman's breeches have the cutest blooms that look like pantaloons, hence the name. The Virginia bluebells have the most incredible ruffly purple-blue-magenta skirted blooms. The trout lilies and the trilliums look handsome with their mottled foliage. But the bloom that fascinates me the most is that of the wild ginger.
It grows abundantly along the rivers and creeks and deep in the woods here. Last spring, I transplanted about ten plants into our shade garden, at the base of the honeysuckle trellis. The heart-shaped leaves are pretty enough, but you need to get down and look under the leaves to see the really beautiful and unusual blooms that appear in April and May:
Join Elizabeth Joy at Wildflower Morning as she marks the time
until spring with weekly wildflower themes.