Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

So, as I was saying about Spring 2013 …

Plants can be psychoactive without ingesting them.  For instance, some have uplifting odors.  Lilac.  Balsam fir.  Tea berry.  Mint.  Freshly mowed lawn.  Sometimes just looking at them can do the trick, especially when they show up in greater quantity than in several earlier years at a given place.  It’s like discovering that you had more money in the bank than you knew.  (I’ll leave it to you to think of depressing plants.)

Among the usual spring blooming things, this year Balsamea first showed us maple tree flowers, pussy willow fuzzies, and violets, in that order.

Next came the yellow trout lilies (Erythronium americanum), and they came more than ever.  Continue reading