The South Cumberland Regional Land Trust trip to Bluebell Island today was a great success. The bluebells are just opening up. A few are in full bloom. The next week promises a fine display.
Some favorite species:
Two rare dwarf trillium were in bloom:
Also present were both white and yellow trout lilies, growing side by side. Genetic incompatibility keeps them from interbreeding, even if pollen gets mixed up by the work of insouciant bees.
Thank you, South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, for keeping this botanical treasure thriving.