The beautiful woodland trillium. You should never pick wild ones – it can kill the entire plant.
Starflower: from the primrose family
Marsh marigolds are a common sight along rivers in the UP. These beauties were under water for more than a week and were still blooming after the water receded.
Wood anemone
Yellow violet
Forget-me-nots. These little blue beauties just started blooming.
Toothwort, pepperwort
Clintonia, also known as corn lily.
Flowering spurge



Dutchman’s Breeches: member of the bleeding heart family
Appropriately named Sweet White Violet

Trout Lily: The first flowers of 2019
Bloodroot: Poppy family and has medicinal uses.
Carolina Spring Beauty

The official tally of snow cover in Marquette was 165 days this winter. I suspect it was even longer at Old Overgrown. But now that most of the snow has melted (most of it – see photo below), the forest is finally coming to life!

And yet, she persisted. Snow on May 13, 2019 at Old Overgrown