What’s In Bloom: Allen County, Ohio, 7/13/19


I headed to the small yet stunning wildflower prairie at Hermon Woodlands this morning with my 50mm lens. Here in Allen County among the wildflowers we have Black Eyed Susans, Echinacea, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bergamot and Gray-Headed Coneflowers in bloom. I’ve taken the liberty of capitalizing all of their titles because they looked like royalty on this sunny July morning.

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Queen Anne’s Lace

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Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) is one of those plants that’s either a weed or wildflower. It all depends on one’s tolerance for disorder.

To me it’s a welcome sight. It speaks of survival against the odds.


I hurried back to Hermon Woodlands this evening, hoping to get another chance at capturing the wildflowers’ wind dance in better focus. Alas the wind stilled itself, and the sun had hidden right behind the forest canopy.

I found them ready for a good night’s sleep, and now I will do likewise.

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