Flora Pittsburghensis

Wild flowers of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania

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A Gallery of Local Flowers

Common Speedwell (Veronica officinalis)

Veronica officinalis Photographed May 29.

If these were larger, they might be treasured garden flowers. They are found everywhere in our lawns, and they are small enough that it takes a good close look to notice the delicate violet stripes on the flowers. The plant is fuzzy, with oval leaves and rambling stems; it is short enough to pass easily under lawn-mower blades. You can find it blooming from mid-spring through summer; these plants were blooming in West End Park in late May.

More at the full article on Veronica officinalis.

Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Celandine poppyPhotographed May 12.

More pictures of this bright yellow woodland poppy, which was blooming in great profusion at the south end of the Trillium Trail in Fox Chapel.

Stylophorum diphyllum

More at the full article on Stylophorum diphyllum.

Great White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) Fading to Pink

Trillium grandiflorum fading to pink

As Great White Trilliums age, they tend to take on rosy hues. We should all age so gracefully. This is what some of the trilliums on the Trillium Trail looked like in the middle of May, late in their season.

Great White Trillium fading to pink

Trillium grandiflorum, pink

Trillium grandiflorum, pink

More at the full article on Trillium grandiflorum.

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