If you like Buckeye Butterflies then add this plant to your garden.
This plant has developed a way to shoot the seeds into the air, and once they land, they "WALK" across the ground to find a good spot to germinate. Really.
Don't eat me! I am not magical!
The little kid in me can definitely imagine a bunch of fairies sitting around this cup, enjoying whatever fairy libation fairies enjoy...
A purple gem on the forest floor. I knew that fungus can come in all sorts of amazing colors, but coming across them yourself is a completely different experience.
This is a U.S. endangered species, and I was very happy to find it here at Middle Way Nature Reserve, where it can hopefully stay protected, and hopefully flourish.
I never knew there were so many kinds of violets until I started taking photos of them. This is just one of 4 on the Reserve.
I feel like this flower looks like a small cousin to the passion flower (which it's not). In any case, I was thrilled to come across this cool looking forb!
Also known as the "Small Bonny Bellflower", which is my preferred common name for this delicate little bloom.
An uncommon wildflower that does not actually produce a lather (some soapworts do!)