Secret Messages Of Wildflowers (#393)

Native wildflowers are the best finds on a springtime walk in the woods.  They can be quite quite small and are often missed.  But with patience and determination they are a joy to discover.

On one of my daily wanders in the woods and fields near my campsite I found wildflowers that only grow where the land is still native.  Where it is as it always was; untouched by plow, developers or interlopers.

The Bloodroot flower is pure white but its name comes from its thick, blood red sap.  Once used as a medicinal plant by native Americans, it also dyes clothes a brilliant deep red.  It is a symbol of protective love and purification.


Yellow Trout Lily grows in colonies that are hundreds of years old.  It is a symbol of abundance and a full, rich life.



The Spring Beauty wildflower always brings a smile.  It is a charming white with pink stripes and grows all over the country from Pennsylvania and New York upwards to Montana and down into Texas.  Spring Beauty is a symbol of strength and survival.


Happy New Month To Everyone!

Ever Grateful ~ Annie


Big Charlotte resting in an Idyl

The world as seen from a Trout Lily's vantage point

The world as seen from a Trout Lily’s vantage point


Can you spot the Trout Lily to the right of the boardwalk?

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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2 Responses to Secret Messages Of Wildflowers (#393)

  1. Sher says:

    Thanks for the wild flower lesson. Never knew any of that. You are just a wealth spring of information! Pretty pictures too.

  2. A lifelong love of mine: wildflowers! Love the lore and the historical uses. Love finding them in their secret places. Thank you, Sher!

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