Wildflower Medley


As promised....
Wildflowers found along the Gentry Creek Falls Trail.

Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty
Spring Beauty

Wild and Free you Grow
much Beauty and Joy you Bring
Treasure I have Found


Yellow Violets
Yellow Violet

Wildflower Medley
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The links below will take you to the resources that helped me identify what we found. Identifying flowers is like a treasure hunt for me; I like playing detective. The only ones I knew were Wake Robin, Violets & the Trout Lily.

From left to right: Dutchman's Breeches, Fraser's Sedge, Cut-leaved Toothwort,
Wake Robin, Chickweed, Trout Lily, & False Hellebore.


Question of the day:
If you were a wildflower, which one would you be?


39 comments:

  1. I've been in love with wild violets forever - so I'm going with that one. beautiful shots.

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  2. Never saw a yellow violent! That's so beautiful. And I think my favorite is the Wake Robin, another flower I've never seen.
    We have a falls with trails near our home (15 miles) and this makes me want to go in search of the flowers there. All I've ever noticed was Trillium but maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention :)

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  3. Did I actually write "yellow violent"? Gads.....violet, violet, violet!

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  4. Love the wild violets, I didn't know they are yellow (since violet means... purplish). I think if I am a wild flower, I'll choose bluebells :-)

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  5. Without a doubt I would be a Disa, a wild orchid that grows on the scraggiest and highest of cliffs.

    The first shot is great!

    Oh and your comment had me laughing yesterday. Thanks! My home is open...

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  6. WOW a yellow violet! I've never seen one before! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I would be a white Trillium.... (you called the purple one Wake Robin) Because they are one of the first flowers of the season,... with so much promise of good things to come. Your shot of the yellow violets is so artistic,... Excellent catch!

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  8. they are great photos of flowers

    Thankyou so much for sharing them

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  9. These are beauties! I'd be Wild Chickory!
    Carol

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  10. I think I would be a Waratah, beautiful, bold red basking in the Australian sunshine.
    I love the yellow violets too

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  11. Your photos are beautiful!! The Narrow-Leaved Spring Beauty is my favourite flower, and Dutchman's Breeches is my favourite flower name :-) I wonder who came up with it!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  12. I'd be a foxglove, beautiful and deadly. =) Actually, they are really quite helpful medicinally. Beautiful shots.

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  13. love the first line of your haiku! have a happy weekend!

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  14. Perfect for a long and dull Friday in the semi-cubicle... :)

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  15. poet with the pen and lens! out of this group i lean towards the wake robin...such a color like the symmetrical leaves...cool name.

    i am so glad to visit your space you leave me refreshed!
    ...
    elk

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  16. Oh, and I'd probably be lichen. :D Ok, it's not a flower. It's an organism, really. It's a symbiotic relationship between a moss and a bacteria. A misfit. :D

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  17. * oops, not an organism. :D

    *runs away*

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  18. *runs back*

    Or maybe it's a fungus, not a moss.

    *runs away again*

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  19. so lovely. i love wildflowers. i too have never seen a yellow violet. (until now).

    thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.

    i'm adding your blog to my blogroll.

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  20. Gorgeous photos! My husband says that all wildflowers are weeds and I tell him that all weeds are wild beauties that haven't been tamed ;)

    rue

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  21. I love violets but I tend to lean towards the purple ones :)

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  22. Beautiful photos and haiku. Will you be posting more photos from the hike?

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  23. Lovely haiku and beautiful blossoms. I appreciate you identifying each because many are new to me ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  24. Beautiful wildflowers!

    I like flowers in the wild more than in a garden. Just wonderful to see the flowers pop up in the middle of the woods.

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  25. You're a real nature expert now, my dear! All I know is "some kind of flower" and "ooo big tree!" LOL - well done :-)

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  26. beautiful pics! The yellow violets are great! I have never seen one either! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I tried to identify a leaf in a photo yesterday. When I'd get to the end of the "identify questionnaire", the leaf never looked like the leaf that they told me it was. and every time it was a different answer. Clearly I am not good at this, LOL.

    I think I'd be that Fraser one. :)

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  28. beautiful! What a fun thing to find the names of all those nameless beauties.

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  29. What gorgeous photo skills you have!

    Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a 200th post giveaway.

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  30. They are all so pretty, must have been a nice walk!

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  31. Beautiful photos...just love the beauty and freedom of wildflowers. Some seed companies and/or state wildlife programmes give away free seeds with no obligation.

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  32. I think I would be a violet too - love the yellow ones. Very nice selection of flowers. We are stil waiting forours to bloom!

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  33. These are such lovely flowers. We are just starting now to see wildflowers on our weekly hikes. Today I identified Trailing arbutus, also known as mayflower. I was hoping it could be used as a topical skin herb, like to treat bug bites and such... according to my research it's good diuretic. Doesn't do me much good in relieving itchy bug bites though!

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  34. Absolutely pretty wild flowers! I've always loved wild flowers. =)

    It's really something to know all the names.

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  35. i love that you took these photos and identified them for us. I'm like you, finding a wildflower and then trying to discover the name is so much fun - and satisfying.
    of these my favorite is the wake robin

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