A close view of a Common Blue Violet with water drops clinging to its purple petals after a brief rainMorris Reserve Common Blue VioletThe Viola sororia is also known as the common blue violet. It’s a woodland perennial common to North America. The Cherokee used the plant to treat colds and headaches. It’s a purple flower which also occupies lawns and gardens.
7 photos

This gallery features Spring ephemeral Wildflowers. Most of these flowers were photographed in Morris Reserve, near Bellbrook Ohio.

There are many interesting aspects to this park, but one is the Twinleaf Wildflower (Jeffersonia diphylla). The Twinleaf Wildflower displays leafed shoots whose two leaves form a pair of angel wings and adjacent shoots hold a white, 8-petal wildflower with a yellow center. What makes these wildflowers so unique is that they only bloom for about three days a year, making them a challenge to locate.

Another frequent wildflower from Morris Reserve is the Trillium Sessile. By nature of its name, it displays three leaves. A few prints in the gallery features, a Trillium Sessile with four leaves!
A close view of a Common Blue Violet with water drops clinging to its purple petals after a brief rainMorris Reserve Spring BeautyA close up view of the Trillium sessile which tightly focuses on the central dark red bloomThe Twinleaf is a frail perineal wildflower with eight white leaves and whose leaves take on the signature form of angel wings.  This image shows the entire Twinleaf in full bloom which only occurs thThe Twinleaf is a frail perineal wildflower with eight white leaves and whose leaves take on the signature form of angel wings.  This image shows the entire Twinleaf in full bloom which only occurs thThe Twinleaf is a frail perineal wildflower with eight white leaves and whose leaves take on the signature form of angel wings.  This image shows the entire Twinleaf in full bloom which only occurs thThe Twinleaf is a frail perineal wildflower with eight white leaves and whose leaves take on the signature form of angel wings.  This image shows the entire Twinleaf in full bloom which only occurs th

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Flowers
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Claytonia virginica, Grape hyacinths, Jeffersonia diphylla, Muscari, Puschkinia Libanotica, Puschkinia scilloides, Red Trillium, Red Wake-robin, Spring ephemeral Wildflowers, Striped Squill, Toad-shade, Toadshade, Trillium Sessile, Twinleaf Wildflower, Virginia springbeauty, White flower with blue stripe, Woodland, angel wing shaped leaves, deciduous forests, eastern spring beauty, fairy spud