Large-Flowered Trillium Blooms at Aman Park Ottawa County Michigan
May 3 2011 Aman park is covered with Large-Flowered Trillium, a native perennial wildflower of Michigan, a member of the Lily family. This park (331 acres) is along M-45 just east of the Grand River in Ottawa County about 6 miles west of the city of Grand Rapids.
Also ready to bloom are hundreds of Virginia Bluebell also a native perennial plant, this one is part of the Borage family.
The Virginia Bluebell were just starting to open.
Blue Cohosh through Marie's hand lens
Even though it was quite cold (42 degrees) my sister Marie and I spent 4 1/2 hours among the wildflowers at Aman Park. Wildflowers were blooming!
Some of the wildflowers we saw blooming, Bloodroot, Yellow Trout Lily, Large-Flowered Trillium, Virginia Bluebells, Spring Beauty, Round-Lobed Hepatica, Wild Ginger, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Dutchman's Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Cut-leaved Toothwort, Toothwort, Blue Cohosh, Early Meadow Rue, False Rue Anemone, various violets, Wild Blue Phlox, Large-flowered Bellwort, Purple Cress, and Buttercups. Wow that's a few. I probably missed some.
The Shad (Serviceberry) are blooming, so is Spicebush.
We found some young Paw Paw trees at the north end of the park with new growth on the stems, flower buds I think.
Back at the car we enjoyed a cup of coffee and piece of cake then went to see wildflowers at Riverside Park in Robinson Township. Riverside Park was flooded.