Sunday, May 5, 2013

consider the lilies

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

–Mark Twain (1835-1910) American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 

This wildflower is called Wild Oats. Also known as Cornflower, it's in the lily family and grows in deciduous forests in the highlands. I found many along the Appalachian Trail on Unaka Mountain.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous shot, Mark, of this wildflower that I only discovered this year for the first time. One correction. Wild Oats is one of this flower's common names, but not Cornflower (cornflowers are blue, and look more like a carnation). Bellwort is another common name. Uvularia sessilifolia is the botanical name.


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