Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wild strawberries and ramp buds

I took a side path through the woods to see if I could find ramp flowers.  I thought I might have missed them blooming. It's a little hard to find them since at this stage there are only reddish stems w/ flowers at the end.  Their bright green leaves of spring have entirely died away.  I wasn't finding any.  My mind wandered and I started counting all of the types of trees I could identify in the woods.  Was up to 21 when there were some ramp buds (no flowers yet) right at my feet.  Ramp are one of those edible plants easily identifiable.  Saw another easily identifiable and edible plant on the way out of the woods -  tiny super sweet wild strawberries are ripening too.

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