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


Bluets
Houstonia caerulea


Dutchman's-Breeches
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


Cinquefoil
Potentilla simplex


Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis


Perfoliate Bellwort, Wild Oats
Uvularia perfoliata


Columbine
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

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