Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Along the Ottawa River bike path

There were hundreds of these plants in bloom along the Ottawa River bike path on Monday, with thousands more about to bloom. These plants, about 6" tall, grew in the undergrowth of shrubs. I suspect they are orchids. Anyone have a name?


  1. They're called "Trout Lily" (Erythronium americanum). Their mottled leaves and early spring flowers are a dead give away.