Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Apples

One of my favorite forest plants. They emerge early May like little green toadstools. With their shiny leaves all fresh and wrinkled up. Then come summer, they blossom open like miniature sun umbrellas. When I was little, I was convinced I'd find a fairy under one.

Towards the middle of summer they form a single bloom that produces a round green fruit.

1 comment:

Camille said...

My girls love these! We do call them fairy umbrellas!

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