“First Cohosh Blossom of the Year”

“Spring is a time of firsts . There is always a first blossom, a first leaf, or a first new growth. After months of watching things fade away, firsts are so refreshing.” – Ed Lehming

Last week, as I was out taking photos of an early blooming patch of Hepatica. Since I was shooting with my macro lens, I was up close to the ground and paying close attention to the area adjacent to the subject of my photos. It was at this time that I just happened to notice this very tiny Cohosh blossom. It’s only about two centimeters tall, and because of it’s deep blue-purple coloring, it’s next to impossible to see from a standing position.

What surprised me even more was the fact that they were already blooming. I don’t recall ever seeing them bloom before they leaf out, but it also explains why I am seeing butterflies already; the early blossoms are providing early nectar for the butter flies to feed on. Overall, this has been a very strange spring. I’m looking forward to what the next few weeks have to offer.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/320 sec, f/16, ISO 800

5 Comments on ““First Cohosh Blossom of the Year”

  1. Hi Ed,
    Wow you must be close to a month ahead of us here in VT. All I’ve seen so far are coltsfoot. Even the bloodroot are barely poppy their tightly wrapped bodies above the leaf litter…
    Cheers,
    John

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