Spring Is Blooming: The Best Places To See Wildflowers In and Around Grand Rapids

Hepaticas like these are among the many spring blooms found at Aman and other Grand Rapids area parks. Photo: Howard Meyerson

Hepaticas like these are among the many spring blooms found at Aman and other Grand Rapids area parks. Photo: Howard Meyerson

By Howard Meyerson

Spring is a delightful time to be in the woods, a period when wildflowers bloom brilliantly in Grand Rapids area parks and woods. Hit it right and you may be dazzled by white and lavender hepatica blooming on sunny hillsides, or the brilliance of yellow marsh marigolds along creek banks and wetlands.

“John Ball Park has really amazing wildflowers,” offers Kristin Tindall, a master naturalist at Blandford Nature Center, in Grand Rapids. “I’ve never seen more bloodroot in one place, and there are trout lilies.

“It’s also really hard to beat Aman Park. Virginia bluebells grow there along with trilliums and green dragons, a flower related to the Jack-in-the pulpit.”

Read more via the Experience GR Blog: Spring Is Blooming: The Best Places To See Wildflowers In and Around Grand Rapids.

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