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Today’s post features the Blue-eyed Mary wildflower (Collinsia verna). A member of the Figwort family, this is an early spring woodland wildflower that grows in central Missouri. This is a winter annual, dropping seedlings in late fall that can survive the coldest of winters. Small and dainty-looking, it can be overlooked. Finding only a couple of small plants, here is my favorite capture:
This plant appeared to be a bit “shy”, hiding behind one of it’s leaves. But the smooth, even lighting was what captured my attention.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod and ballhead
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/4
- Shutter 1/100 sec.