White woodland flowers

A few May favorites, all white flowers from shady woodlands:

Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) carpets the forest floor. Starflower (Lysimachia borealis) is an old favorite I’ve been photographing for years, here in dappled late afternoon light. Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) has wood poppy in the background.

7 thoughts on “White woodland flowers

  1. It is fun coming across them, isn’t it? I feel I should know the May flower but it doesn’t look familiar to me.

  2. You may or may not have figured out that I have a thing for white flowers, and every one of these is a delight. It killed me to miss so many spring ephemerals this year, but there are faint rumors that a couple of my favorite sites may be opening this month, so we’ll see.

    I really was struck by the foam flower. The shape of the bloom is remarkably like the snowy orchid I have posted right now, and it also reminds me of the camas that I associate with Montana and other mountain states. I think we might have a camas in Texas, too, but I’m not sure. The starflower is delightful.

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