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Guide to flowers

Focusing on fine photography, taxonomy and short descriptions of wildflowers.

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White and pale flowers

Achillea millefolium, yarrow, milfoil Leucanthemum vulgare, oxeye daisy Claytonia virginica, Virginia spring beauty
Achillea millefolium Leucanthemum vulgare Claytonia virginica
Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard Erigeron philadelphicus, common fleabane, Philadelphia fleabane Tanacetum parthenium, feverfew
Alliaria petiolata Erigeron philadelphicus Tanacetum parthenium
Monotropa uniflora, pine sap, Indian Pipe, shui jing lan Sagittaria latifolia, arrowhead red puccon, bloodroot
Monotropa uniflora Sagittaria latifolia Sanguinaria canadensis
Galanthus-nivalis, common snowdrops Micranthes virginiensis, early saxifrage Arabidopsis lyrata, lyrate rock cress
Galanthus nivalis Micranthes virginiensis Arabidopsis lyrata
Cardamine pensylvanica, Pennsylvania Bitter Cress Cerastium arvense, field chickweed Ornithogalum umbellatum, star-of_bethlehem
Cardamine pensylvanica Cerastium arvense Ornithogalum umbellatum

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Blue and purple flowers

Commelina erecta, woods dayflower Conoclinium coelestinum, mist flower, blue boneset Prunella vulgaris, heal-all, self-heal
Commelina erecta Conoclinium coelestinum Prunella vulgaris
Cirsium discolor, field thisle Cirsium vulgare, bull thisle Cichorium intybus, chicory
Cirsium discolor Cirsium vulgare Cichorium intybus
Veronica persica, Persian speedwell, bird's-eye speedwell Viola sororia, Common blue violet Mertensia virginica, Virginia bluebells
Veronica persica Viola sororia Mertensia virginica
Houstonia caerulea, azure bluet, quaker-ladies Sisyrinchium angustifolium, blue-eyed grass Lamium purpureum, red dead nettle, red archangel
Houstonia caerulea Sisyrinchium angustifolium Lamium purpureum
Glechoma hederacea, ground ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping Charlie Centaurea cyanus, blue bottle, garden cornflower, batchelor's-button Salvia lyrata, lyre-leaved sage
Glechoma hederacea Centaurea cyanus Salvia lyrata

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Pink flowers

Dianthus armeria, depford pink, grass pink Oenothera speciosa, showy evening-primrose, pink-ladies Trifolium pratense, red clover, purple clover, peavine clover, rotklee
Dianthus armeria Oenothera speciosa Trifolium pratense
Erodium cicutarium, red-stem filaree,  heron's-bill Securigera varia, Coronilla varia, crown vetch Geranium maculatum, spotted geranium, wild geranium
Erodium cicutarium Securigera varia Geranium maculatum
Centaurea maculosa, spotted knapweed    
Centaurea maculosa    

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Yellow and orange flowers

Barbarea vulgaris, common wintercress, yellow rocket Ficaria verna, Lesser Celandine, pilewort, fig buttercup Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed
Barbarea vulgaris Ficaria verna Asclepias tuberosa
Impatiens capensis, spotted touch-me-not, orange jewelweed Rudbeckia hirta, black-eyed Susan Conopholis americana, squawroot
Impatiens capensis Rudbeckia hirta Conopholis americana
Oxalis stricta, yellow wood sorrel Ranunculus bulbosus, bulbous buttercup Packera aurea, golden ragwort
Oxalis stricta Ranunculus bulbosus Packera aurea
Geum fragarioides, Appalachian barren strawberry Iris pseudacorus, yellow flag Verbascum thapsus, common mullein, velvet plant, flannel plant, Aaron's rod
Geum fragarioides Iris pseudacorus Verbascum thapsus

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Red flowers

Lobelia cardinalis, cardinal flower Monotropa hypopithys, false beech-drops, pine sap, song xia lan Anagallis arvensis, poor man's weatherglass, scarlet pimpernel
Lobelia cardinalis Monotropa hypopithys Anagallis arvensis
Gaillardia pulchella, Indian blanket    
Gaillardia pulchella    

 

 

 

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