April wildflowers: Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum giganteum)
Blue cohosh is a peculiar thing. Tts stem and blooms are a deep fleshy purple, giveing it a rather distinct appearance from the green we are more accustomed to thinking of when we think of plants. It will leaf out later though, opting instead to allot its energy to producing blooms beforehand.
Traditionally, blue cohosh has been associated with women's health, birth and fertility. Which seems befitting for a spring flower.