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Small Orchid like flowers
Lens: Asahi Pentax Macro F4 100mm Camera: k-r Photo Location: WV ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Michael Piziak, 08-11-2014, 08:14 PM

These small flowers in the wilderness reminds me of orchids (although I know little about orchids). I noticed that bees would nearly completely crawl inside before backing out to fly to the next. Flower name: unknown



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Very nice my friend.
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Very nice...that's jewelweed, so called because of how dew beads up on its leaves

As you can tell from the ant that photobombed me, all sorts of insects are drawn to it. (FWIW, it's also called "touch-me-not," from the way that the seedpod breaks open when dry...there's a pretty common, "yaller" variant here in the Smokies called pale jewelweed.)
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Nice captures, Michael.

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Very pretty well done.
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Nice shots.
The plant can be used as a poison ivy anti-itch med. And the seeds are edible. Taste like walnuts.
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