Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Haven't Been Goofing Off

My apologies for the break in posting. I have been shooting frequently, and working on many other projects, as well as working at the house and building a new wildflower garden. So, now I am trying to catch up, and post some of the images that I captured in the past month. These images were taken between May 17, 2009 and May 21, 2009. Theye were shot in Roanoke County, Franklin County, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This wildflower is Mayweed (Athemis cotula). It is relatively easy to find growing in fields and unmaintained tracts of land.

This wildflower is Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta). It is moderately easy to find along roadsides.

This wildflower is Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus). It is similar to Daisy Fleabane, but this variety has finer petals that are several layers deep.

This wildflower is the OxEye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). It looks like Mayweed, but the petals are more overlapped and several layers deep.

This wildflower is Crown Vetch (Coronilla varia L). It is considered and invasive species, but it does a great job of ground cover and erosion control.

This wildflower is Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus).

This wildflower is Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata). It is also known as Indian Physic and Fawn's Breath. It is commonly found on moist hillsides and on the edges of forested land.

This wildflower is Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia). It is also known as Spoonwood. It is common in this area along wooded breaks.

Another image of Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus). I find this wildflower extremely interesting and very photogenic

This wildflower is Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana). It is easily identifed by the large star amongst the white petals

This wildflower is Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea indica). It is very similar to the Wild Strawberry above, except the large star is amongst the yellow petals.

This wildflower is Common Speedwell (Veronica officinalis). It is dry fields and open woods. The blooms are very small, and look similar to Corn Speedwell.

This wildflower is Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris). It is found growing in fields and on roadsides.

This wildflower is Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum). I do not see them often, but when I do, they are in large clusters of plants.