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