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High Contrast Flower
There are studio setups you can use to get this effect so I was quite surprised when it happened outside. Basically the flower is in full sunlight but correctly exposed. The background was a bit shady, but the contrast is so high that the background looks black.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > July 2019 > High Contrast Flower

Spotted Coralroot
Spotted Coralroot
Tags: flower
Species: Corallorrhiza maculata (Spotted Coralroot, Summer Coralroot)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2019 > Spotted Coralroot

Fairy-Slipper Orchid
Fairy-Slipper Orchid
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Species: Calypso bulbosa (Fairy-Slipper Orchid)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2019 > Fairy-Slipper Orchid

White Fawn Lily Beside Rock
White Fawn Lily Beside Rock
Species: Erythronium oregonum (White Fawnlily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > April 2019 > White Fawn Lily Beside Rock

Irises By Beaver Lake
More of what you are seeing here is invasive. The Yellow Iris's (Yellow Flag Iris) block out cattails that should be growing here. Most of the lilies you see are fragrant water lily - again invasive. The native lilies are yellow.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag), Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2006 > Irises By Beaver Lake

Common Toadflax
A European species invasive in North America - Thanks Michael F (from UBC Botanical Garden.
Tags: flower
Species: Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs, common toadflax)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2007 > Common Toadflax

Scotch Broom
Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius, is a sad story for BC. It's an invasive shrub that was introduced to Vancouver Island in 1850. Now it's found all over the island, and on the mainland, generally where soil has been disturbed. It can push out endemic plants.
Tags: flower
Species: Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)

John Harvey Photo > Pender Island for the May Long Weekend > Scotch Broom

Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
This is an interesting plant. It's an invasive here - it likes to live in the same space as Garry Oak trees which are most threatened (and smallest) ecosystem in BC. This plant is a large tuber that flowers in the fall - you can buy it at Gardenworks. The small varigrated leaf on the ground in front of the left most flower is a plant leaf (the flowers come up first). The leaf in the background is a from a Rhododendron.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > September 2013 > Ivy Leaved Cyclamen

White Fawn Lily Growing In Moss
I love the moss ground cover here.
Tags: flower, moss
Species: Erythronium oregonum (White Fawnlily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > April 2017 > White Fawn Lily Growing In Moss

Iris In A Bright Spot
This is another introduced species - it's all over the lower mainland.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2014 > Iris In A Bright Spot

Rain Lily
These weren't rare. White flowers are tricky - they are very easy to over expose. I was expecting this to be related to the Sagebrush Mariposa Lily, but it's not even closely related.
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Species: Zephyranthes drummondii (prairie lily, Rain Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Austin > Rain Lily

Featherleaf Desertpeony
I like to take two photos of plants - one is an identification shot that has the leaves and much more depth of field and a second that highlights the aspect of the plant I want to show. This is the second shot.
Tags: flower
Species: Acourtia runcinata (featherleaf desertpeony)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Austin > Featherleaf Desertpeony

Wet Hardhack
This is more technically Spiraea douglasii var. roseata . It's quite common near ponds and streams in the lower alpine around here, but I never bothered to take a picture of it. Today I did.
Tags: flower
Species: Spiraea douglasii (rose spirea, hardhack)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > August 2009 > Wet Hardhack

Yellow Flowers On Shore
This flower is called common woolly sunflower or Oregon Sunshine. This is pretty much as far north as it grows.
Species: Eriophyllum lanatum (common woolly sunflower)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Desolation Sound > Yellow Flowers On Shore

Great Burnet With Butterfly
The flower is quite striking. The butterfly was a nice touch. I thought this was a European Skipper at the time, but it quite clearly isn't.
Species: Sanguisorba officinalis (Great Burnet, official burnet), Lycaena mariposa (Mariposa Copper)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > August 2018 > Great Burnet With Butterfly

Water Lily
Water Lily
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > July 2017 > Water Lily

Lily Pads
Lily Pads - locally invasive.
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > June 2006 > Lily Pads

Kamchatka Lily
The flower is still wet from the rain the night before.
Species: Fritillaria camschatcensis (Northern Rice Root, Kamchatka Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > April 2016 > Kamchatka Lily

Kamchatka Lily With Pollen
Kamchatka Lily With Pollen
Species: Fritillaria camschatcensis (Northern Rice Root, Kamchatka Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > April 2016 > Kamchatka Lily With Pollen

Checker Lily With Stamen
I like to see the detail in the stamens on these flower - it gives you a sense of what is going on under that umbrella.
Species: Fritillaria affinis (checker lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2019 to 2005 > May 2017 > Checker Lily With Stamen

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