A Beautiful Woodland Find

Just before traveling to Springfield, Missouri for last weekend’s art festival, I made a 1-day trip to Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri, to check out the spring wildflowers. I found a lot of cool wildflowers, but one of the “best” finds was this unidentified woodland wildflower that was growing in a forest area, adjacent to Prairie State Park:

Unidentified woodland wildflower

This was a rather small, viney-type of wildflower, with blooms that were about 1-1/2 inches in length. The above image is a 16-image composite of focus-stacked images I made. I haven’t had the time to research it’s identity yet, but if you know, I’d certainly like a heads-up!

Update! Since publishing this post, two of my blog readers have identified this little beauty as  a Creeping Charlie, or Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), a low-growing groundcover that is an introduced plant, found in all but 4 of our states. Thanks to Gerry (@USWildflowers on Twitter) and to Ana (one of my Facebook followers)!

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter ~1/100 sec.



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Posted in 2014, Blog, focus stacking, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography, Wildflowers
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