spring ephemeral

any of various woodland wildflowers that appear above ground in early spring, flower and fruit, and die in a short two-month period.
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Maybe you will catch a glimpse of the abundant spring ephemeral or variety of songbirds such as fly catchers or scarlet tanagers.
Note that many of the seeds of these spring ephemeral wildflowers are distributed by ants.
Pennywort is a spring ephemeral wildflower found here at the western edge of its range.
Once established, it spreads across the forest floor and displaces many species of native spring ephemeral plants.
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