Rare Wildflower of the Bottomland
Sometimes you come across a wildflower that you can’t recall ever seeing before. This morning was one of those times. Along an old farming road near one of the creeks along the bottomland woods was this one plant with three blossoms. I’ve never seen one like it before, and there were no others in the area. It was so intricate with tiny orange flowers at the end of purple spears. The interior was orange with dew covered fuzz that must have held the means of attraction.
Returning home I checked all of my wildflower guides and never found this one. I’ve read that these mountains contain over 80% of all plant species in North America, and whenever I come across something like this, I have to believe that’s true.
Below are other wildflowers that I have seen over the past few days.