29 October 2011

It Ain't Over Quite Yet

In keeping with tradition, below are photos of Greater Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) from a wet sand prairie in Griffith, Indiana.  It seems that each of the last three years, I've posted photos of this species from different sites and different habitats.

It is difficult not to love the fringed, blue blooms of Greater Fringed Gentian.

I saw these plants flowering earlier this week.  Although fall has nearly seized the last of summer's blossoms, a few of the hardiest plants are putting forth a final effort before frost drapes us with dormancy.


Christopher Stokes said...

hello i am too from griffith and take photos of the woods. check out my blog maybe we can go hiking one day http://christopherphoto.blogspot.com

Scott Namestnik said...

Thanks Christopher. Nice photos!