False Solomon's Seal, Smilacina racemosa
Until I saw the macro, I had never seen one of these flowers up close.
It's kind of strange ... but beautiful!
Hooker's Fairybells, Disporum hookeri
They live up to their name ... well, the fairybell part anyway!
Most of these plants I've seen are small, maybe 6 inches tall.
This year, I found two plants that are over 3 feet tall!
Yellow Wood Violet, Viola glabella
These bright and beautiful "Johnny-Jump-Ups" are some of the first forest flowers to brighten the woods after winter.
They are usually gone by now, but all things seem to be different this year!