This is the 'natural' occurrence at Sewickley Boro Park - Allegheny County, PA. Not clear of the history here, but there are a couple others that are planted nearby. This one is not planted.... Nearest natural occurrence at Ohiopyle SP.
Growing in a small patch, 4 foot tall plants.
Habitat: Floodplain near Raccoon Creek.
Tiny coral fungus that grows in the algae on decaying logs.
New leaves unfurling.
Brownish yellowish horsetails, about 6-10 inches tall.
In the second photo, the tiny prickles that give it its name are visible. Also called Cleavers.
Each of these plants had one larger "branch" and one smaller, with the spots on the leaves.
About 2.5 cm long
There was a patch of these plants in a moist area along a creek. I thought they were ramps, but there was no garlic/onion smell.
This daffodil was blooming under a bush near a creek in a game lands meadow.
The first sighting of this spring ephemeral for 2015.