By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Spring is an exciting time to be out and about, checking out exciting and beautiful native plants like this gorgeous trillium. The vistas across the Ozarks hills are still long and relatively unobstructed by leaves, while bugs should be at a minimum for at least another week or two. All it takes to witness one of nature’s finest seasons is a walk in nearby woods, river valleys or even farm fields. To get the most out of your native forays, bring along a field guide to trees, wildflowers or native plants, a pair of binoculars, and a friend or two for a fun-filled day of nature-watching. To get you started, here are a few interesting Ozark plants you may encounter on your spring walk-about.