A spring flower…

Actually “Spring Beauty”-C.virginica- is the name of first flower of the season on tim’s weed patch.It is just the prettiest small flower you will see.I sighted this little jewel at Moraine View State Park-Illinois.It is well represented there in the woodland timber.It seems like it is saying”hello” to spring after a long cold winter.Spring Beauty is a member of the Purslane family-succulents with simple leaves- with 13 species in N.A. growing from MN to TX.east to Que. and sw New Eng., GA and blooming from March till May.Every now and then I get off the weed track but in this case it was”what’s that flower?”Glad I found it!

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One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the Spring come in-Thoreau-Walden 1854.

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