The Secret Lives of Spring Ephemerals

April 19, 2023

3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707

  • Details

    Skunk cabbage, bloodroot, and trout lilies are among the first signs of spring and warmer weather ahead. Spring ephemeral wildflowers must complete part of their life cycles before the tree canopy leafs out, reducing light levels at the forest floor. These plants face many challenges including unpredictable weather and pollinator availability. Spring ephemerals have special adaptions to overcome these challenges, and intricate relationships with pollinators and seed dispersers. Learn more about these wildflowers, their life histories, and plant-insect interactions, and look for them during a guided walk in the gardens.

    This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (Rain Date: Wednesday, April 26)

    Show Map