Passionflower

One of the truly bizarre flower species that grows native to my home area, passionflowers are a strange sight to behold. Their exotic appearance certainly made me doubt their native status in my younger days. While researching this genus, I discovered that Spanish missionaries used the various parts of the flower (the arrangement of the… Read More Passionflower

Fire Pink

I’ve mentioned it before, but I will say it again: adding wildflowers to our search images for our walks in the woods has added so much extra richness to our hikes. Plants that I would have previously spared only a cursory glance now become stars of their own natural history vlog episodes! Fire pinks are… Read More Fire Pink