Invasion of the Trout Lilies




I spent a good part of the day on Friday, chasing the spring woodland wildflowers near my rural Missouri home. My target species was Bloodroot, but none were found blooming. However, I did find a lot of wildflowers in bloom. The Virginia Bluebells appear to be near or at peak right now, making the woodland […]

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Time for Seeding!




One last look at some of the early spring wildflowers, before they “melt” away. In this first photo, the Virginia Bluebells are at peak bloom right now and show themselves off nicely: In this next photo, a bluebell plant has hit peak bloom and is now starting the process of developing seeds which will later […]

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Rise ‘n’ Shine




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More Trout Lilies




During my last outing to a nearby, Missouri woodland, I found many more Trout Lilies, aka Dog-tooth Violets (Erythronium albidum) blooming: And still hundreds/thousands of leaves poking through the leaf litter, meaning even more to show up! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3221 tripod, with […]

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Trout Lily




Today’s post features the Trout Lily, aka Dog-tooth Violet (Erythronium albidum), one of my favorite spring, woodland wildflower. It has such a graceful flower on a stem that grows to ~7″ tall. And surrounded by leaves that are 6″ long and mottled dull green and brown, with a silvery coating. Here are a few of […]

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Growing Up




Three days ago, when I visited a nearby woodland area, I found that the Dog-tooth Violets, also known as Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum) were in the process of poking their colorful, mottled leaves through the leaf litter. Here is what the leaf looks like: This lovely wildflower is a 2-leaved plant that grows to about […]

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Purity




Today’s Missouri woodland wildflower is a new one for me … my first time to witness this beauty. As I was leaving the wooded area across the road from my rural home, I just happened to see this small wildflower out of the corner of my eye and against a tree trunk. Upon closer inspection, […]

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