Hey there! Here are some more late Spring and early Summer wildflowers that I've come across recently. The first part can be found here.
Aquilegia canadensis. I've been wanting to see this species for awhile now, and luckily I came across a small population growing at Old Man's Cave in the Hocking Hills State Park. Wild Columbine can be found in the eastern half of the US and has been recorded in about half of the counties here in Ohio. It can be found in rocky, forested slopes. It blooms late in Spring.
Dodecatheon meadia, along with some Spittlebug spittle on the stem. I've previously covered this species here, but I wanted to share it again. This individual was once again part of the Lynx Prairie population in Adams County. This species has been recorded in 24 of the 88 Ohio counties with its
population being mainly centered in the South and Southwest parts of the
state. The common name refers to its flower, which looks like a stereotypical shooting star.
Indian Pipe. This species is completely dependent on trees for survival, especially oaks and beech. The roots of the Squawroot search through the dirt to find the roots of an oak or beech tree, and upon finding one will latch on to steal nutrients for the rest of its life.
That's it for this installment. There's always more coming, so keep an eye out! Thanks for reading!