08.23.2022 Two-fer Tuesday

I hadn’t planned on doing a two-fer post but decided to share a wildflower.  I have been stressing insects rather than flowers this summer so thought I should post one.  Maybe more to come.

These aptly named Meadow Beauties are past the end of their season.  I came across a bunch two weeks ago and they were all browned or spotted and not looking photogenic.  But shortly before chasing the Viceroy yesterday I noticed this one relatively pristine bloom and gave it a shot.  All the previous blooms had gone to seed but this one hung on until my camera and I happened by.

Virginia Meadow Beauty-Rhexia virginica. The seed pods look like little urns.


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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12 Responses to 08.23.2022 Two-fer Tuesday

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Another new one for me… super pretty!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I’ve found two Rhexia species here: R. mariana (pink) and R. lutea (yellow). They’ll pop up in unexpected places. There’s an area of the Nash Prairie where a meander exists, and there they are, in the middle of more ‘prairie-like’ flowers. Given the rains east Texas has had, there still may be some in bloom there.

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    • I’ve always found them in moist conditions so the meander seems a good location for the species. It’s been an unusually dry summer here and that made finding this one even more surprising. The others I saw previously passed very quickly because of the heat and lack of rain.

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  3. Beautiful image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    A pretty flower – love the shape of the tiny seed pods too. 🙂

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