Tag Archives: Quabbin wildflowers

12.16.2019 Macro Monday

A little warmth on a winter’s day. Yellow Stargrass-Hypoxis hirsuta, is one of my favorite wildflowers to photograph and I look for them every year. Yellow can be a difficult color to capture and most often a cloudy day is … Continue reading

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07.26.2019 Eastern Teaberry

The plant of many names, this is also known as wintergreen (several have that same common name), checkerberry,  boxberry, or American wintergreen.  One of the botanists at Native Plant Trust calls it eastern spicy-wintergreen. Gaultheria procumbensis is a member of … Continue reading

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07.22.2019 Downy Rattlesnake Plantain closeup

Not a full frame of one bloom, but this was as close as the 180 with two tubes could get and still focus. The 100 might have got closer but the lens you have with you is your best lens … Continue reading

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07.17.2019 Downy False-foxglove

One of the Quabbin Park wildflowers I look forward to every year is this lovely spike-Aureolaria virginica. Most of the time I spent with these flowers I shared with bumblebees and the little Syrphids aka hover flies-possibly Toxomerus sp. Most … Continue reading

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07.02.2019 Two+ from West Branch of Fever Brook Pond

Partridge berries make nice ground cover and, of course, keep partridges fat and happy. One of these days I’ll get a shot of the berries but for now this pair of flowers (they are always in pairs) will do. This … Continue reading

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06.30.2019 Black-eyed Susan perfection

Yesterday, for me, said summer has arrived when I found a large patch of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta- also known as Black-eyed Coneflowers- while driving through Quabbin Park.  All are lovely flowers but one struck me as a perfect specimen deserving of … Continue reading

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06.28.2019 Yarrow joins the party

Yarrow-Achillea millefolium is a very common roadside flower.  This time of the year one can find it most places.

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06.11.2019 The aforementioned Canada Frostweed

Another plant, Verbesina virginica, is known for producing curls of ice around its base in the Autumn. This plant, Helianthemum canadense (aka Crocanthemum canadense), would be expected to do the same but apparently does not.  I searched the net a bit for both images … Continue reading

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09.09.2018 Greater Fringed Gentian Buds

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already.  Not quite foliage time but I have seen changes starting, especially on some maples, already and this morning we actually have a chill in the air.  I could see my breath … Continue reading

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05.12.2015 Blue for Tuesday

I have several nice patches of a couple of violet species in my yard but not these Bird’s-foot Violet (Viola pedata) which I noticed walking back to my car while at the Quabbin this past Sunday morning.  They were so … Continue reading

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