This gallery contains photos from years previous to the current year. Each year I start a separate gallery for just that year, and merge the past year's images into this one.
The gallery features wildflowers both in close-up and in their natural settings, For leaves and seed heads of wildflowers, see the 'Non-floral vegetation' gallery. I'm not a purist when it comes to photographing wildflowers. If native wildflowers are being cultivated in garden or arboretum settings, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to photograph them. If I suspect, or even better if I know, that the cultivated plants are modifications of the native plants, I'll indicate that.
I'm not a trained botanist. Take any identification I make of particular flowers with a grain of salt. If you believe I have erred, by all means email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment.
I have now added a line at the beginning of each caption that starts with the day index (1-365) for the entire year, followed by the year, and typically the name of the flower(s). The gallery is now sorted in ascending order by caption, meaning that the viewer sees the progression of blooms through the year. I think that it helps a person who is interested in learning more about wildflowers to know when each one is likely to be in bloom. For any given location, the bloom period depends in part of weather patterns. Since blooming seasons and hardiness also depend on location, terrain, exposure to sunlight, etc., I typically add at least a rough indication of locale. If no location information is supplied, assume the picture was taken somewhere in NW Ohio or SE Michigan.