Once again, a Steve Schwartzman inspired post. A short while back, Steve asked if I had a shot of this plant on the blog and I said that I didn’t really have one that I was totally pleased with. I forgot this image from a local ditch that is a prolific haunt for these. Brown is a color also and, while I prefer green for this type of shot, the background here blends well with the bloom.
I am more prone to call this a Trout Lily, which I believe is the more popular name…at least in the northeast…but Dog-tooth Violet is pretty widespread as well. If we say Erythronium americanum then there can be no confusion. 🙂
The problem, for me anyway, with this flower is the back of the petals which quite often will overexpose. The date for this file is 4/29/09, so maybe I will be lucky and find a few more tomorrow or so.
Have a great weekend, everyone.