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 five years now. I try to capture close-ups of leaves, stems and flowers with my digital camera, and then I post the photos along with basic natural history information. I recently reordered the species by season (at least roughly), so hopefully they will be easier to search now. If you look at the page called “All Wildflowers”, spring flowers are roughly at the top of the list, followed by summer flowers in the middle of the list, and fall flowers and mushrooms are near the bottom.
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 at the top of the page. Common names and latin names can be entered there. If you would just like to browse what is on the website, try scanning the “All Flowers” page.
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! I hope you enjoy your visit!