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IF YOU WALK THE HARDWOOD TRAILS TOO FAST, looking up for Black-throated Blue Warblers or straight ahead while pondering your email or what’s next at work, you will miss one of our most elegant sights of spring. You will not see these blooms unless you kneel and lean way sideways or lie on your back and look up. There, dangling from twisted stems and lance-shaped leaves, you will find the flowers for which this plant is named: Rosybells (Streptopus lanceolatus). I photographed these as Ruth and I descended from Mt. Worcester today here in the wilds of central Vermont.

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  1. Ruth Stewart says:

    Thank you for this post, Bryan. I was not at all familiar with this plant, being more familiar with Twisted Stalk. My vintage Peterson guide calls it S roseus.

    I just visited the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of N History in Jamestown, NY – currently there is a display of his works… so well hung.. such a great artist.

    There also is a Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz museum in Jametown, NY!

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