Podophyllum sp. ( maybe versipelle)
This morning Marjorie Harris wrote in her blog about the pleasure of seeing plants break the surface of the soil, and this inspired me to photograph some of the plants that I've been enjoying at this very early stage. In fact looking at some of my pictures I noticed there is still a trace of soil on many of the plants that have perhaps only been above ground for 24 to 36 hours or less.
Some have shown signs of life for a few weeks now like the Symplocarpus foetidus ( one of the native plants stuck with the name of Skunk Cabbage), its strange flower has been shopping around for pollinators for weeks, but just today I've noticed some fresh new leaves have appeared from the base. This is all a reminder that plants are beautiful at most stages of life and this early one is often overlooked.