Within the first mile or so, hikers see masses of large-flowered trilliums on the slopes, as well as wake-robin, bellwort
, and Dutchman's breeches.
This was an interesting botanical locality for one coming from the South to commence with; for many plants which are rather rare, and one or two which are not found at all, in the eastern part of Massachusetts, grew abundantly between the rails,--as Labrador tea, Kalmia glauca, Canada blueberry (which was still in fruit, and a second time in bloom), Clintonia and Linnaea borealis, which last a lumberer called moxon, creeping snowberry, painted trillium, large-flowered bellwort
Commonly called bellwort
or merrybell, it's a hardy perennial member of the lily family and a native of North America.
In the woods, wild strawberries and bellwort
have golden blossoms.
This transition week to the Season of Late Spring ushers in Jack-in-the-Pulpit Season, Miterwort Season, Wild Phlox Season, Celandine, Meadow Parsnip, Wood Betony, Wood Hyacinth, Fleabane, Spring Cress, Nodding Trillium, Larkspur and Bellwort