April 22, 2010

Estabrook's Sweet Spots

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima)
Emily Wheeler shares photos of two, rare Concord wildflowers found in Estabrook Woods.  These species were initially introduced here by Minot Pratt in the mid-1800s because he thought they might thrive in the lime-sweetened soils unique to these woods and Concord's otherwise acidic terrain.

1 comment:

  1. How lovely to see these two springtime favorites again. Thanks, Emily!