Earth Day at the Arboretum

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Mary Isabelle in her Celandine poppies

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Beech buds are opening into leaves

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Horesechestnut

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Pawpaw

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Sassafras

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Dogwood

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Hickory

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The glade was full of alium (false garlic)

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Rue anemone

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Hoary puccoon

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Fremont’s leatherflower in the draw (pre-bloom)

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The draw. The dogwood wasn’t yet blooming or leafing. We are hoping last year’s drought hasn’t done it in.

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Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia)

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Golden seal is profuse this year- we saw none at all last year.

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Bellwort

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Solomon’s seal

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Miami mist

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The bottoms were flooded, the Meramec out of its banks.

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Celandine poppies

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Hyacinth

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Dennis admires the geology

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Ginger

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