Thursday, April 13, 2017

Glacier Lilies

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

The lemon-colored Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum) is another early Spring bloomer.  Like the daffodil, as soon as the snow melts, it finds its way through the cold earth to welcome the new season.  I found patches of these bright yellow beauties along the trail to McCall Point in the eastern Columbia River Gorge.  I love the way the pedals swing upward toward the sun to form a cup around its stamen.  Easy access for bees!

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