Spring Wildflower Hike

The Sleeping Giant Park Association invites you to join us on our Spring Wildflower Hike. Hike along with us and enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers blooming in the park. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance at 1:30 P.M. The hike is expected to last about three hours and involve traveling over uneven, rocky terrain, possibly with a degree of rock scrambling. Hikers should be in good physical condition. Wear comfortable, supportive shoes, with good traction. Bring snacks and water if you like (preferably in a day pack). The hike is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not necessary; however, minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have signed permission of a parent or legal guardian. Out of consideration for the other hikers, please leave pets at home.

Pale Corydalis
Corydalis sempervirens

Some Plants Seen on the Spring Wildflower Hike

Houstonia caerulea

Dicentra culcullaria

Poison Ivy
Rhus radicans
Don't Touch!!

Wild Sarsaparilla
Aralia nudicaulis

Wood Anemone
Anemone quinquefolia

Rue Anemone
Anemonella thalictroides

Wild Ginger
Asarum canadense

Red Trillium, Wake Robin, Stinking Benjamin
Trillium erectum

Early Saxifrage
Saxifraga virginiensi

Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica

Herb Robert
Geranium robertianum

Jack in the Pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum

White Baneberry, Doll's Eyes
Actaea pachypoda

Potentilla simplex

Sanguinaria canadensis

Perfoliate Bellwort, Wild Oats
Uvularia perfoliata

Aquilegia canadensis

Canada Mayflower, Wild Lily-of-the-Valley
Maianthenum canadense

Pale Corydalis
Corydalis sempervirens

Dwarf Dandelion
Krigia virginica

False Solomon's Seal
Smilacina racemosa

Smooth Rock Cress
Arabis laevigata

Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida

Praying Mantis egg case on Northern Bayberry
Myrica pensylvanica

Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum

Field Pussytoes
Antennaria neglecta