The first warm rays of sunshine lure early bloomers into the light. The sun shines onto the forest floor still unhindered by leafy canopies. Millions of hollowroot are growing now on the nutrient-rich forest floor.
The common toothwort (Lathraea squamaria) flowers from April until summer. It is a parasitic plant and dependent on host trees. It takes 10 years before common toothwort first starts flowering.