Petite Wild Flowers in the Maritimes

I love flowers and there were wildflowers blooming everywhere – fields of them, along the road, along drives, hedgerows of them. I made it my mission to photograph as many as possible. I don’t have my wildflower guide with me so I can’t name most of them. Maybe I’ll make that my mission when I get home.

Caped Jewelweed or “Touch Me Not”

This one looks like a funny little fish with fins and tail. They were very difficult to photo because they are very small and somewhat scarce.

Here is another tiny yellow beauty.

Bridfoot Trefoil or Lotus Corniculatus

Here is a purple beauty that was also hard to capture because it is so small and grows a couple of feet off the road shoulder.

Solanum Dulcamara

These white flowers are common throughout the Gaspe Peninsula, northern New Brunswick and this was taken on the Cabot Trail of Nova Scotia but were very difficult to capture in an image. When they grow in mass they are striking because of the white ball and silver stem & leaves. In order to capture them successfully I had to find an isolated flower in order to get contrast.

I found these pink little beauties as I was taking pictures of wildflowers while my husband was pumping gas (again). I took a lot of fun images from the lots of gas stations. These were back in the weeds so I had to threaten life and limb to get them – they are so small that I couldn’t get close to get a good focus. But then this is what they are and what makes them so special.

This afternoon I was taking pictures of these….

When this fellow started posing for me.

If you know the names of any of these, please let us know in a comment. Thanks Gary Schollmeier and Moriah LaChapell for providing names for the first three. I would enjoy being able to provide captions for all my wildflowers.

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  1. The top one is Caped jewelweed or touch me not. The second one is Bridfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) The purple and yellow beauty is identified as Solanum dulcamara by Moriah LaChapell on one of my posts. I’m unsure about the others. Pat, you said we may have similar tastes in photography.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful. you have surely brighten up my day. as i am also living with chronic illness, i know what this means to do things like this. you are a star.

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    • Your words are so sweet. Thank you. I found that I had to choose to push for quality of life, which sometimes means doing things at a slower pace. Today is my slow day – after an afternoon of whale watching yesterday. 🙂 I hope to get that post together tonight but I took 300 pics that I now have to sort through. Today life is very good!

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    • Hi, We are having great fun and meeting some amazing people to tell you about when we get back. And oh the amazing wild flowers as we are driving. Every time a snap a photo of one I think of you!

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