Violets, Anyone?




Found a few Common Violet (Viola sororia) wildflowers growing in the nearby woodland a few days ago. Here are a couple of images I captured during my woodland hike: Right now, we’re getting quite a bit of rain. Can’t wait for a lull in the rain so I can get back out to see what […]

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Proverbial Needle in a Haystack




During my recent Misssouri woodland wildflower workshops, we found two Striped Cream Violets (Viola striata) along the rocky hillside where the Columbine wildflowers grow. Here are a few I captured during a couple of the workshops: Note: the bud just to the left (in the above photo) is a Violet Wood Sorrel, which grow rampant […]

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Common Violet Wildflower




Yesterday, I held my first of several, scheduled in-the-field workshops for wildflower photography. One of the many wildflowers we found blooming was the Common Violet (Viola sororia). Here are a few images I captured, alongside a student: And this next image was created by “focus-stacking” 10 images into one image: The Common Violet grows to […]

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Dog-tooth Violets in Full Bloom




A few days ago, I posted some images of Dog-tooth Violets that were recently found in a Missouri woodland (Dog-tooth Violets Beginning to Bloom). These images showed the violets in a state of “partial bloom”, with the flower visible, but the petals are still hanging down. As the blooms mature, these petals arch upward, resulting […]

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A Little Birdie Told Me




Today’s post features some gorgeous wildflowers I found last spring at Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri. At the time, I had not a clue as to what I had found growing along the top of one of the prairies. Fortunately, my friend Gerry Williamson (@USWildflowers on Twitter) posted a photo of these guys a […]

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Dog-tooth Violets Beginning to Bloom




Last week on my hike through a woodland area near my Missouri home, I came across a lot of Dog-tooth Violets (Erythronium albidum), also sometimes called the Trout Lily. These are beautiful little wildflowers and I watch for them every spring as they seem to appear overnight and burst into a wonderful, little wildflower. In […]

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