Flowers at Bluebell Island
By: Henry Hartley
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Bluebell Island is the name we've given to this small island in Seneca Creek because for a week each spring it comes to life, covered with Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica
). In addition to the bluebells, there are trout lilies (Erythronium americanum
), cutleaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata
), garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis
), Gill-over-the-ground (Glechoma hederacea
), and some other flowers that I need to get identified.
Some of these pictures suffer from a problem I was having with my camera. There was significant grim on the image sensor and it shows up, particularly in the ultra-close-ups. Those black dots and specks can be cleaned up but I didn't bother with the images here. I will for any that I decide to use anywhere else.
(Click on any thumbnail to view that image.)