Virginia Wildflowers is a natural history photo gallery and casual field guide to wildflowers and mushrooms. I live in Southwest Virginia, so most of my photos were taken in this part of the state.
I’ve been taking photos of local wildflowers for four years now. I try to capture close-ups of leaves, stems and flowers, and then I post the photos along with basic natural history information. In the spring and summer of 2015, I finally reordered the species found here by season (at least roughly), so hopefully they will be easier to search now. If you look at the list to the left, spring flowers are at the very bottom of the list, followed by summer flowers in the middle, and fall flowers and mushrooms are near the top.
My goal in making this site was to teach myself about native wildflowers in my home area. An added benefit would be to help someone else (–maybe you?) learn the same. Drop me a note if you have a comment or question, and please feel free to correct my I.D. work if you think I’ve got something misidentified. This is a hobby for me and I’m always learning.
If you arrived here because you are looking for information about a specific plant, try using the search widget in the right sidebar. Common names and latin names can be entered there and searched. If you would just like to browse what is here, try scanning the archive in the left sidebar.
Most of my posts contain photo gallery/slideshows, so please be sure to click on the gallery to open a larger viewer.
Welcome to Virginia Wildflowers! Enjoy your visit!