Toxicodendron radicans (Poison ivy)
I should be able to make a final determination when the berries ripen.
Our premature spring in Northern Virginia showed off its harbingers almost side by side:
The tiny promise of warmer days, Crocus Chryanthus.
And summer’s threat of weeds unending, Cardamine hirsuta, the hairy bittercress.
And so we take the bitter with the sweet.
Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior)