Today I’m featuring another spring, woodland wildflower found in much of Missouri … Toothwort. These images were captured this past Monday as I hiked the Natural Bridge Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri).

In this first image, a young toothwort wildflower is growing up, through the leaf litter of the woodland trail:

Toothwort wildflower

A closeup of the toothwort leaves shows the characteristic, “toothed” or serrated leaves:

Toothwort wildflower

Although not many toothworts were blooming yet, this is one of the first I found (note the light lavender petals … they range from white to pale lavender):

Toothwort wildflower

Coming up … more spring woodland wildflowers I’ve been finding and photographing.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 200 (top two images) and ISO 500 (bottom image)
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter Speed 1/45 sec. to 1/6000 sec.



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Posted in 2021, Blog, Flower, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers.
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