Spring Flowers at Red Rock Regional Park

Puppy and I went for a short hike at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park in Leesburg. What a perfect day for a springtime wildflower walk! Spring Beauties were absolutely carpeting the forest floor – so lovely.  We also saw some bluets (Houstonia caerulea), also known as Quaker Ladies. My bluet iphone photos didn’t turn out so well, so I’m including a link to some other photos since they’re such lovely little flowers, and I wanted to share. The bluet patches that I saw today were not nearly so plentiful though.

 

Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica) carpeting the forest floor at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park

I didn’t see many bluebells, but I did see a bluebird. The bright blue flash of the his wings caught my eye, especially since the forest trees weren’t fully leafed out yet, and puppy kept still long enough for me to get a good glimpse of the bluebird’s rusty red belly. Rounding out the color spectrum were some yellow violets and yellow trout lilies.

 

Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

 

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