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Lots of goodies this weekend so far but now the rain has hit and the temps are falling............Dammit!!!!!

Elmer and I went out Friday and stayed less than 5 miles from home to enjoy more spring blooms.

First, this one has me baffled....... so if any of you have an idea let me know the ID......




Heres a favorite and all over the place now.....These were by Sachs Bridge near the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica



The rest were up in or near Michaux State forest.


Another favorite of the wild strawberries.

Indian Strawberry Duchesnea indica






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A real cool one of the Speedwells, Veronica persica - Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell. aka Persian Speedwell

Persian Speedwell Veronica persica



And now the Hepatica's...........

Round-lobed hepatica-Hepatica nobilis var obtusa Blue




Round-lobed hepatica-Hepatica nobilis var obtusa Lavender






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And finally the white version:

Round-lobed hepatica-Hepatica nobilis var obtusa White






All with the Canon EOS 5D, Ef 100mm f2.8 MACRO Non IS, ISO 160, natural Light and hand held....

Thanks for looking..

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Nice series here Jim. Trying to get the wife out with her new lense to photograph the pretty wild flowers.
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Love the spring beauties. Those have kind of grass-like leaves right?

I also like the hepatica. All the hepatica I run into (round-lobed and sharp-lobed) have white flowers, so it's neat to see the blue and lavendar.
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Love the spring beauties. Those have kind of grass-like leaves right?

I also like the hepatica. All the hepatica I run into (round-lobed and sharp-lobed) have white flowers, so it's neat to see the blue and lavendar.
Its neat that all three colors of the Hepatica were just several yards from each other. Some side by side! The Blood Root was in full bloom up here as well. However we had some very hard rain last night and I will imagine most of it will be adversely affected by that. Elmer said that more species of Trillium were starting to bloom over near the Susquehanna River in the Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve so I guess I will miss those while I in Texas. I will try it when I return as well as hit our Orchid spots. I photographed some Trout Lilly's but I'm not pleased with the results.

The temps are dropping up here next week with highs in the upper 50's to low 60's but we will have plenty of sun light..

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PS, I looked through my favorite wildflower book and didn't see anything that looks like your first image. But that book is regional so it might not have your species included.

How tall was the stalk on that first image? I don't have any reference for the size of the flower or the plant. Do you have any pics with the leaves included? Many times the leaves are as important or more important than the bloom for plant identification. I don't think that is the case here because your flower seems fairly distinctive. Do you think it might be something domestic, or was it small more like a weed?
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It was about 6 to 8 inches tall and not a leave on it. Just a stalk and a flower on top,,,,,,,,,Very strange. I have been through all of my reference materials and No CIGAR!!!!!

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Regarding ID...I checked with the wife and she says try Bergenia. Possibly Pigsqueak. Non-native.
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Regarding ID...I checked with the wife and she says try Bergenia. Possibly Pigsqueak. Non-native.
Thanks Brian! After more research it looks as it could be 'Bressingham White' Bergenia.

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