04.20.2020-2 Floral Memory

Some shy Wild Oats, one of our spring ephemerals. Mine are not up yet and I was without my car as it had a couple of recalls to be sorted out so something from the archives.

Also called Sessile-leaved Bellwort-Uvularia sessilifolia.

 

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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34 Responses to 04.20.2020-2 Floral Memory

  1. No breakfast cereal from this one: in spite of the name “oats,” I see the lily family is where it belongs.

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  2. krikitarts says:

    The common name is, as usual, much more attractive and appealing than the more technical one.

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  3. So, you sowed some of these in your yard? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Karen says:

    So lovely!

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    Beautifully posed, Steve. I love how each leaf and stem leave through a different side, nicely framing the bud. Beautiful placement and shades of color in the background, as well.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The name was familiar, and when I looked — sure enough. It shows up in far, far east Texas, in two counties on the USDA map. It’s interesting that the two counties are named Jasper and Newton. I was born in Newton, Iowa, which is in Jasper county. I’ve wondered before whether some Iowa immigrants came to Texas in an earlier time, and named the counties for their place of origin. Someday I’ll research that–but not today.

    I’m about ready for a trip to east Texas to see what’s happening there. It’s an easy day trip, and doable without violating any restrictions. The Sandylands sanctuary is closed, but there are other spots where trails are open.

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    • That is an interesting coincidence. I am sure you’ll come up with the answer.

      I hope you are able to find a nice trail to walk and maybe even find these for yourself. I am surprised that the parks are closed considering your Lt. Governor’s attitude.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Therein lies a tale. Suffice it to say the parks in my town are open again. The Lt. Governor has nothing to do with it. Regulations for city parks lie with local authorities. For example, the City of Galveston occupies the whole of Galveston Island, save for Jamaica Beach and Galveston State Park. Galveston closed their beaches, while Jamaica Beach kept theirs open. Galveston State Park, like other state parks, was closed for a time, including its beach, but now the state parks are open.

        As far as the state park beach on Galveston is concerned, the various openings and closings are irrelevant, since the beach side’s been closed for a large construction project since last fall.

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      • shoreacres says:

        I just left a long comment via the notificaations tab, and it disappeared. Perhaps commenting via the notifications tab rather than on the blog post makes the difference. I’ve had some people comment on my posts, saying they had lost a comment, too. We’ll see if this holds.

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      • That’s odd that your long comment isn’t appearing but this one just did. This is the first time I’ve experienced disappearing comments, to the best of my knowledge. I am waiting for an expert to get back to me. I’ve a whole list of comments in my emails I am saving now so I can reply once this gets straightened out. At least your original is still here. Liz’s disappeared on the Viola post.

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      • I finally figured out that I can see comments in the reader. But they don’t show up on the actual blog itself. So odd.

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      • shoreacres says:

        As far as Sandylands is concerned, the state government’s irrelevant. It’s a Nature Conservancy site. The Big Thicket trails are open, although the visitor centers and such are closed.

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      • shoreacres says:

        Speaking of coincidences, here’s an odd and unhappy one. They really got slammed.

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      • Amazingly your comment appears so possibly the fix has been in. That’s a terrible coincidence and what an awful time for something like this, although there is no good time. I hope there were no fatalities and the damage was not too bad but that is probably a hope in vain. I’ll have to look for the story and find out.

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      • So this is different. Your comment was visible but my reply was not on my actual blog site but is here in the reader. Grumble.

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    • That’s good to know that the individual towns and cities have autonomy in deciding although in some states, like ours, the Governor can make it a statewide ban. All our state parks are closed including Quabbin but all around Quabbin are gates that can be accessed freely. I mentioned the Lt. Governor because, of course. he is in a position of some authority, but now we have demonstrators all over the country calling for us old folks to lay down our lives for the economy. Obviously not a majority of our population but a noisy number just the same. This disease is driving insanity.

      BTW, I am sending this response by replying to your initial comment. Yours just now is among many that are not showing up in this group of comments. I have no idea why or who is being blocked for some crazy reason.

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  7. Well chosen, beautifully shot.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    I noticed some budding out the other day – soon!

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Bellwort and that Latin name are more familiar, but I don’t think I ever, or hardly ever, actually saw these in the wild. The bud and leaves are a lot like one I photographed yesterday, another lily family wildflower, the Chocolate lily, or Checker lily – Fritillaria affinis. I was excited to find out we have them here. I went looking and found one in bloom and a little colony in bud. Your photo is beautiful, with its subdued color and balanced composition. ๐Ÿ™‚ (The Checler lily I saw blooming was perched on a precipice I dared not approach too closely, facing bright sunlight and a stiff breeze from the water. Impossible!)

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  10. melissabluefineart says:

    I love the elegance of this portrait. It is such a graceful flower.

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