The theme of this month's Floral Friday is Native Blooms and it's one that required a little research on my part. You see while I love photographing pretty flowers, I'm quite rubbish at identifying them. So I found this list through an online search for flowers native to New York and cross referenced it for a match in my photo archives and came up with the Wild Columbine which is quite a stunning bloom. The scientific name for it is Aquilegia canadensis. It is an herbaceus perennial typically featuring unique red and yellow flowers. There is no floral scent to them but they do produce a nectar which attracts hummingbirds. Wild Columbine usually grow in the late spring, reaching a height of 1 to 2.5 ft. I chose to present this flower in monochrome to highlight the delicate balance between the stamen, petals and sepals. This photo is also available as a print in my Etsy shop.
Do you know what flowers are native to the area you live in?
Floral Friday is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, email Trishie for next month's theme.