Rare Wildflower of the Bottomland

Purple Explosion
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.

6 thoughts on “Rare Wildflower of the Bottomland

  1. Just beautiful flowers, maybe you need to go to a specialized nursery to find out the names of that flower, very strange looking but amazing

  2. I know this is an older post, but in case you never found out what that beautiful flower was–I think it might be a form of agastache. There are quite a lot of different types of agastache. Who knows, maybe no one has ever noticed this one before and they’ll name it after you. High Country Gardens is a nursery that collects seeds from the wild, grows them out, and eventually makes plants available. They might be able to identify the plant for you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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