Plants

As of April 12, 2018 this album consists of 52 plant photos representing about 34 species. They are organized by month and date.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)  This European introduction, was photographed on  April 2, 2010.  Club Mosses (Family Lycopodiaceae)  Photographed on April 14, 2010.  White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)  This is a flower of early spring at the swamp. Although red and white trilliums look much alike except for color, they are considered to be different species. Photographed on April 14, 2010. 
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) Flower Close-up with Beetle  The beetle is probably  Red-necked False Blister Beetle ( Asclera ruficollis ). This early spring beetle is often found on trout lilies and other early spring flowers. Photographed on April 14, 2010.  Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) Flower Close-up with Mating Beetles  Hereis another trout lily flower with a pair of mating  Red-necked False Blister Beetles ( Asclera ruficollis ).  Photographed on April 14, 2010. On this date, all the trout lilies seemed to have at least one of these beetles.  Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) Flower (Back) and Leaves  Photographed on April 14, 2010. 
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) Flower Viewed from Behind  Seen from the back on April 25, 2008.  Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) Flowers  Spicebush is an abundant shrub in wooded areas of the swamp. It is the host plant for caterpillars of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly. The small flowers are only visible for a few days in early spring. It is named for the aromatic odor of the leaves.  Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) Flowers Close-up  Photographed on April 14, 2010. 
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)  Unripe Fruits  Photographed on Aug. 6, 2008.  The fruits are eaten by birds, especially Veeries and Wood Thrushes, both of which nest at Thousand Acre Swamp. Photographed on April 21, 2008.  Round-leafed Yellow Violet (Viola rotundifolia)  Photographed on April 21, 2008.  Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)  This plant is fairly abundant in wooded areas of the swamp, but the flowers can be seen only for a few days in early spring.  Photographed on April 21, 2008. 
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Flower Close-up  Photographed on May 6, 2014.  Blue cohosh may have flowered later than usual in 2014.  Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Seeds  Photographed on July 10, 2009.  Marsh Marigolds (Caltha palustris) Close-up  These flowers of early spring grow in marshy areas. Photographed near the boardwalk on April 25, 2008. 
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)  Photographed on May 6, 2014.  Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata)  Photographed on May 7, 2007.  Marsh Bue Violet (Viola cucullata) Close-up  Photographed on April 23, 2010. 
Pale Violet (Viola striata) Close-up  Photographed on April 23, 2010.  Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)  This s a common spring plant at the swamp. The characteristic structure is actually not a flower but a spathe.  The flowers are inside the spathe. Photographed on May 3, 2007.  Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Fruit  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007. 
Smooth Yellow Violet (Viola pennsylvanica)  Photographed on May 6, 2008.  Wild Leek Leaves (Allium tricoccum)  Photographed on May 10, 2011.  In the case of wild leeks, the leaves appear first and die off before the flowers appear.  Wild Leek Flower (Allium tricoccum)  Photographed on June 25, 2007. 
Wild Leek (Allium tricoccum) Fruits and Seeds  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007.  European Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Flower  This non-native species was photographed on May 22, 2009.  It was probably a garden escape.  European Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Leaves  Photographed on May 22, 2009. 
Common Buttercup (Ranunculs acris) Flower  This is another non-native species, photographed on May 22, 2009.  Common Buttercup (Ranunculs acris) Leaf  Photographed on May 22, 2009.  Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus septentrionalis)  Photographed on May 22, 2009. 
Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus septentrionalis) Leaf  Photographed on May 22, 2009.  Common Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)  Photographed on May 22, 2009.  Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)  Photographed on May 22, 2009. 
Dogwood Flowers (Cornus Species)  Photographed on May 22, 2009.  Dogwood (Cornus species) with Bluish Berries  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  It is not necessarily the same species as the dogwood plant in the previous photo.  Dogwood fruits are an important food source for birds.  Gill-over-the-ground (Glechoma hederacea)  Photographed on May 22, 2009. 
Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)  Photographed on May 22, 2007.  Speedwell (Veronica Species) Flower  Photographed on May 22, 2009.  Veronica (Speedwell) Species Leaves  Photographed on May 22, 2009. 
Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea)?  Photographed on June 1, 2014.  Northern Bedstraw (Galium boreale)  Photographed on June 21, 2008.  White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) Unripe Berries  Photographed on July 10, 2009.  The berries, which are very poisonous, turn white when ripe. 
White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) Leaves  Photographed on July 10, 2009.  Epipactis helleborine Orchid  This non-native orchid was photographed on July 29, 2007.  Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)  Photographed on Aug. 6, 2008. 
Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis)  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007.  White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus) Flowers  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007.  White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus) Leaves  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007. 
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) Flowers Close-up  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) Leaves  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  Great Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)  Photographed on Sep. 10, 2006. 
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) Flower  Photographed on Sep. 30, 2005.  This is an attractive, but very common and widely distributed wildflower.