“Yellow Clintonia” – Secord Forest Trail, Uxbridge

“Yellow Clintonia” - Secord Forest Trail, Uxbridge

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others.”
― Susan Sontag

Another day, another plant found and identified. With the heat this past weekend, many plants blossomed early and the mosquitoes that accompany them were more than plentiful. I do tend to stay out of the deep woods this time of year and focus my attention on rivers and lakes. This spring, however, I donned my bug spray and headed into the woods on a more regular basis.

I have ventured into the world of late spring flowers, with hopes of coming across some flowering plants I have not yet seen, including some native orchids, which are not blooming yet.

The specimen above was discovered in an area where I hope to see orchids soon. Truth be told, when I came across the plant last week, before it blossomed, I thought it might be an orchid, based on the lush leaves. It’s not an orchid, but a lovely plant, nonetheless. Then, as I looked the plant up, I realized that I am familiar with the fall aspect of the plant, also known as “Bluebead” because of the deep blue berry the plant bears.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/50 sec, f/16.0, ISO 6400

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