Virginia Wildflowers is a natural history photo gallery and casual field guide to wildflowers and mushrooms. Most of the images you’ll find here were taken in the mountainous region of southwestern Virginia, an area rich in biodiversity.
For this website, I use a digital camera to capture close-ups of the identifying features of each species: usually leaves, stems, flowers, and fruit. I post the photos, along with a little bit of natural history information for each species. My goal is to help myself remember the information from year to year, and to help others (–maybe you?) who might be curious about such things.
After six years of doing this, I recently reordered the species list by season. I hope the archive will be easier to search now. If you scan the “All Flowers and Fungi” page, spring flowers are at the top of the list, followed by summer flowers in the middle, and fall species near the bottom.
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 bottom of any page. Common names and latin names can be entered there as well. To some extent, you can search by color too, although I’m not sure I have every plant tagged by color.
If you come across a gallery-slideshow, please be sure to click on the gallery to open a larger viewer. If you want to use on of my photographs for any reason, please contact me first by email (email@example.com). Thanks!
Welcome to Virginia Wildflowers! I hope you enjoy your visit!