Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blue Cohosh (Buds and Blooms)

Blue Cohosh Buds
Blue Cohosh Flowers (and visitor)
Here are some blue cohosh buds from back in March. I found these in the Greenbriar area of the Smokies. Below these buds, are some flowers in bloom, which I found yesterday in southern Virginia. The Smokies are at least a week or two ahead of Virginia, in general, but it varies with location and particularly elevation. On top of that, some plants bloom earlier than others due to the natural variation within the population. [PS: It was somewhat windy on the day I got these shots, so it took great patience and careful timing to stop the motion. Add to that the movement of the pollinator and you can guess it was a challenge, but a fun challenge. Pollinators always make wildflower photography more exciting!]


Anonymous Linda & Robert Scarth said...

Thanks for visiting our site. We think Blue Cohosh must have inspired art nouveau designers and included one in our newly published book from the University of Iowa Press -- Deep Nature: Photographs from Iowa. Insects are always a special addition to flower photography.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

It was a nice surprise to get a comment back from you. I appreciate it. I will look for your book next time I am in the local bookstore. I live in Iowa City so it's easy to find stuff from U I press.

12:06 PM  

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