Crocus Flowers – Macro Photography of Spring Flowers
Today, it is macro photography. Protection from the wet, thick fog in the woods was a decision easily made by me this morning. Looking to find signs of spring wildflowers.
I’ve heard people state snowdrop flowers are wildflowers. It is true, some grow in the wild in meadows and woodland areas. Can’t argue with you on this fact. I find them all the time. I just have never found a source that states they are true wildflowers.
Forget Me Not Wildflower
Where They Are Found: The forget me not wildflower is a perennial wildflower that is most often found in woodland gardens, along creek beds or in wetland areas with rich soil. The will tolerate sun and shade but like damp soil.
Information: The cardinal wildflower is a native Wisconsin perennial. It consists of many bright red tubular flowers. The tubular flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster. The plant’s stalk height reaches 2-4 feet during the months of July, August and September. It is found in shaded areas along creeks, streams and swamps.
Purple Gaywing Wildflower
Often Mistaken for: This purple Gaywing wildflower is often mistaken for an orchid.
Eastern Columbine Wisconsin Wildflower
In the spring, I wander the woods, meadows and walking paths for wildflowers. Today, I found the Eastern Columbine Wisconsin Wildflower.
Yellow Bell Wildflower
In the wild, the yellow bell wildflower grows along riverbanks and other open, sunny areas with adequate rainfall and perpetually moist substrate. The plants do not tolerate shade or salty or alkaline soils, and they are sensitive to frost.
Endangered Dwarf Lake Iris Wildflower
The endangered Dwarf Lake Iris wildflower is a miniature iris that grows nowhere else in the world but in the Great Lakes Region.
Hitchhiking Burdock. The hitchhiking pest, Arctium minus or as it is more commonly known,”burdock.” Did you know it is a wildflower?
Bittersweet Nightshade Wildflower
Bittersweet Nightshade Wildflower – Known as Bittersweet Nightshade, this dainty flower is easily identified by its five dark to mid-purple flowers with pointed yellow center, and sits on a weak vine.
Downy Yellow Violet
It’s that time! Wisconsin wildflowers will be popping up. Matter of fact, trout lilies and the downy yellow violet wildflowers have been popping up everywhere.