Spring Phenology

Through all the winter detritus, it is finally time for some wildflowers to poke their heads up. Pretty colors of angiosperms are beginning to show, showing true the transition to springtime phenology. Among the understory plants are many different species of mosses, which I find particularly pretty. Mostly in their forms as a gametophyte, but some poking spore heads from their tops as a sporophyte.

Beginning to bud is the Beech tree in this season, and from its buds come a small pedaled green flower. Throughout my site of phenology, Beech trees grow in groves sprouting from one anthers root structure, adding green to the deciduous canopy. Besides the occasional budding, there is very little flowering as of yet and the conifers stand bountiful among the forest, boasting a forever green selection of needles.

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