This plant flowers on tall tubular spikes, and loves wet locations. Hang ten, dude!
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.
Viscid Violet Cort
Don't eat me! I am not magical!
Violet Fairy Cup
The little kid in me can definitely imagine a bunch of fairies sitting around this cup, enjoying whatever fairy libation fairies enjoy...
Violet Coral Fungus
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.