Each April I have to document the amazing wildflowers that reside under an oak grove in a neighbor's front yard.
This winter wrecked havoc on the oaks. They are but shadows of their former selves. I am hoping that two or three manage to hang on and recover.
The oaks provide the dappled shade beloved by many of our native wildflowers including Small Flowered Trilliums.
I have never seen more Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii).
They thrive here.
Some folks call them rooster bills based on the shape of the flower.
She also has many Oregon Fawn Lilies (Erythronium oregonum).
Fawn Lilies, Trout Lilies, or as my family has always called them - Lambs' Tongues.
Nature is the best gardener!
We should appreciate her work.