Monday, April 18, 2011

Sea of Green

While camping in Birch Bay State Park, we came across this sea of green plants, rioting out of the spring-warm soil. We thought they must be some kind of lily, and we were sort of right-- they're called false lily of the valley. They're also known as snakeberry and two-leaved Solomon's seal, and from root to berry have been used for their medicinal properties for thousands of years.


  1. Okay, I'm not liking what the name "snakeberry" implies. :) I'm home again and playing catch up.

  2. It looks pretty. Interesting to see all of this green so early.

  3. Call it anything you want, as long as it isn't poison ivy or poison oak. :-)