Native Wildflowers In Bloom

It’s a beautiful time of year! There are lots of wildflowers coming out in bloom. John Verbinnen, the owner of Verbinnen’s Nursery, as an amateur photographer, enjoys recording images of these native wildflowers. Here are a few images from this past week.

Salix exigua - Woolly Willow flower

Salix exigua – Woolly Willow flower

 

There’s a beauty to early morning light that makes wildflowers even more stunning.

Bloodroot - Sanginea canadensis

Bloodroot – Sanginea canadensis

 

These flowers come out early in the spring before the leaves show up on the trees.

Trillium grandiflorum - white trillium

Trillium grandiflorum – white trillium

 

Trillium grandiflorum - white trillium detail

Trillium grandiflorum – white trillium detail

 

The flowers come from a variety of habitats, including wetland species.

Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigolds

Caltha palustris – Marsh Marigolds

 

Some flowers aren’t all that colourful, but the diversity of greens in the natural environment is also beautiful.

Arisaema triphyllum - Jack-in-the-Pulpit on the forest floor

Arisaema triphyllum – Jack-in-the-Pulpit with ferns and Solomon’s Seal on the forest floor

 

It’s a pleasure to enjoy these beautiful creatures, wherever they are. And you can have them too by planting them in your backyard.

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