With only a few days left in the month of May, things are starting to appear more summery than spring-like. The warm temperatures, humid air, abundant sunshine, and green canopies remind us that, as lovely as it can be, spring can only do so much for us before its reins are handed over to the next season.

To celebrate the final weeks of spring, I decided to explore the woods in search of interesting plants and wildflowers that thrive during the transitional time between the two seasons. On a recent walk through a beautiful wooded area, I encountered two plants — the Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis) and Virginia Pennywort (Obolaria virginica) — that were truly worthy of documentation.

If you’re interested in seeing the two wild plants that are too easy to love, check out the video!