"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Mostly Wildflowers

April 10, 2017  - Rocky Gap state Park

I've seen people posting wildflowers on Facebook taken at Rocky Gap, so we decided to head up there before all the Spring flowers were gone.  While we didn't find a large assortment, we did find some that we hadn't yet seen this year.


Mountain Azalea

Mountain Azalea

May Apple

??

Flowering Dogwood

Amazingly soft carpet of moss

Interesting bud

Yellow Hawkweed

Daisy Fleabane

Eastern Redbud Tree

Yellow Swallowtail

Underside of Yellow Swallowtail

Horaces Duskywing Butterfly?

Black Swallowtail


Eastern Towhee (without zoom lens)

Red-winged Blackbird


April 29, 2017 - Cunningham Falls and Catoctin Mountain Park

Hubby suggested that we go up to the mountains, instead of the tow path, which is where I often go when I'm alone.  We found quite a variety of flowers.

Garlic Mustard

Jack-in-the Pulpit

Jack-in-the -Pulpit

Another Jack-in-the-Pulpit.  They were everywhere!
Dwarf Ginseng

Columbine

Rue Anemone

Virginia Spring Beauty

Trout Lily (taken from a distance, then zoomed in)

Yellow Woodland Violet

Grape Hyacinth

Wild Geranium

Bishop's Cap

Common Blue Violet

Any ideas?

Flowering Dogwood


April 21, 2017   Great Smoky Mountain National Park

I plan to continue adding to this page as I accumulate more photos.  As a starting point, we just returned from our annual trek to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is well known for its variety of wildflowers.  I'd like to get better at identifying the flowers I see, so I'll be researching and labeling them here.  I don't claim to be an expert, just an enthusiast, so if you see any errors in my identification, please let me know!


Flowering Dogwood

Dog Hobble


Hooked Buttercup

Fineleaf Toothwort?

Purple Phacelia

White Erect Trillium
Robin's Plantain 



Goatsbeard?


Wild Blue Phlox

Foamflower

Cutleaf Toothwort

Bishop's Cap

need more research - possibly Bowman's Root?

Common Fleabane

Common Fleabane again.  I love these


4 comments:

  1. Very nice! The 'not a clue' plant might be a toothwort, possibly a Cutleaf Toothwort. I look forward to seeing more! XO

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  2. Oh my goodness--I think you like photographing wild flowers--and you are very very good at it--
    I have not seen nor do I know most of these--
    thanks for sharing them--
    love, di

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  3. I love your pictures of wildflowers. It all looks good to me. You have several more then we do. I love to walk in the woods and see them. I saw Jack-in-the-Pulpit this week. Even bought one at a garden center. I enjoy seeing yours.

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