Dan and I took a drive out to Goll Woods today. It is a patch of old growth forest in Northwest Ohio. I haven't been there in many years and I don't ever remember having been there in the Spring. The forest floor was literally carpeted with flowers.
Toad shade Trillium
a yellow violet
Yellow Trout Lilly
I don't remember having ever seen a more pristine forest floor. The one Garlic Mustard plant we came across has been safely dispatched to the trash heap.
This forest was once part of the Great Black Swamp - not a pleasant place to visit once the mosquitoes hatch But I'm putting it on my list of places to return each Spring.