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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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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