Flowers caught my attention on this day trip. It often surprises me to find one I'm not familiar with like Bunchberry. It looks like Dogwood...and there it is growing on the forest floor, not a tree at all but a groundcover plant.
Bunchberry; Dwarf Cornel, Puddingberry
What is this flower? I couldn't find it in The Audubon Society field Guide to North American Wildflower book. Any ideas?
Stand alone white flower, on single stem, with lily type center, and duck foot shape leaf. The leaf and center is our clue.
Pretty, isn't it?
Bear Grass; Indian Basket Grass
If a person wants to learn about flora nature it takes getting out into the forest(or wherever you are) during all seasons and looking. I like to take along my Audubon Field Guide, and a small notebook to jot down where the flower was seen. I include facts about the conditions surrounding it.
Many of these flowers will be done blooming in a short time and something else will pop up to show off. This outing offered a variety of white flowers but next time will present another experience.
Get out, take a walk and see what you can find.
Until next time....