I took some flower pictures today.

Wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)


On the way home from work, I had David pull the car to the side of the road so I could get out and photograph these. I knew what they were from the car, because I found them in this same spot a couple of years ago.

Violet (Viola spp)

Violet (Viola spp)


On the way back to the car, I found some more violets. I didn’t see them from the car at all. Purple is harder to see from a moving vehicle than white is, so these are bonus blooms.

Dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius)

Dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius)


I already posted a photo of one of these, but this gives a more rounded view of the flower for a different perspective. I have tons of these in bloom right now.

Gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)

Gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)


These are just barely opened. I found several that were still closed tightly before I stumbled over these. I think gaywings are one of my favorite springtime forest flowers.

Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum)

Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum)


I went looking for this one because I knew they should be in bloom by now, and I found a few in this spot last year. I guess it paid off!