Macro Monday

For today we have some macro wildflowers. I took these on Saturday morning in Illinois.
First is the center of the Trillium. (Trillium recurvatum)

Next is the Blue Violet (Viola soroia)
Legend has it that the greek god Zeus turned his lover Io into a cow to hide her from his wife Hera. Io now a cow was forced to eat grass complained the grass made her throat hurt so she cried. Feeling sorry for her Zeus turned her tears into Violets hence the Io in violet.

And last we have a fascinating little wildflower called Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
I got lucky because this only blooms for 3 days, the pink stripes in the petals glow in ultra violet so the insects can find it more easier. I was wondering if at night I could use a black light to see the glow but alas I had to get back to work.


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