Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wildflowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”
― Shannon L. Alder

As I mentioned yesterday, it’s been too long since I had the opportunity to go for a good hike, leaving time to enjoy and photograph the many wildflowers along the way. This Bunchberry is one of the many late spring wildflowers I encountered, in the wet and mosquito filled forest near my home.

I find myself ever vigilant for blossoms I have not yet encountered and some of the ones which are quite common. The bunchberry is not overly prevalent in this particular forest, isolated to a few patches just off the trail, so it was nice to find one, with a nearly pristine blossom.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/160 sec, f/9.0 ISO 800

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