spring ephemeral


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spring ephemeral

n.
Any of various woodland wildflowers that bloom in the early spring for only a few weeks.
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This beautiful spring ephemeral is also very fragrant.
"When hummingbirds return in the spring, even some of the spring ephemeral flowers aren't open yet," she says, "but sapsuckers make holes in trees, and the hummingbirds feed off the sap and the insects attracted to that sap."
Pick a spring ephemeral and it will collapse; its balloon of water punctured.
Effect of removal of co-occurring species on distribution and abundance of Erythronium americanum (Liliaceae), a spring ephemeral. American Journal of Botany 79:1329-1336.
ficaria, as a spring ephemeral, has impacts primarily on other spring ephemerals (Swearingen, 2005).
This is a true spring ephemeral. It blooms early in March, and the plants completely disappear or go dormant by June.
Follow along as an instructor leads you step by step in creating a Georgia O'Keefe-inspired painting of spring ephemeral flowers using a large tree slice as your canvas.
The best known spring ephemerals, for instance--Dutchman's breeches, trilliums and bloodroot, among others--require a continuously damp substrate in order for their seeds to germinate.
A few years ago, no one predicted that the spring ephemerals would be stunning in March following a week of 80-degree weather.
Spring Wildflowers Spring ephemerals will be making their debut at this time of year, woodland wildflowers peep out side-by-side with fern fiddleheads and the delicate greens of the trees and shrubs as they leaf out.
Currently, native spring ephemerals in the wild escape infection by powdery mildew, but they do compete with garlic mustard.
Around MotherAAEs Day, the garden is a big bouquet of spring ephemerals that rush to flower and seed before the trees leaf and cast them in shade.