Mainely Phenology 5/19/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Trout Lilies

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Leaves are still absent from many of our trees, and those that have emerged are thin, small, and quite translucent. This allows the sunlight to pour onto the forest floor giving rise to the countless spring wildflowers that give us a burst of early color in these otherwise drab vernal woods. Giving a sudden splash of mottled green and vivid yellow is one such ephemeral wildflower and the subject of today’s program: trout lilies.