The fourth Wednesday of each month is Wildflower Wednesday
|Meadow Beauty, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 16, 2015|
I think this is Maryland Meadow Beauty, Rhexia mariana. (Virginia Meadow Beauty is very similar). The flower color ranges from a pale pink to a darker pink that comes close to blue/purple.
They prefer moist soil. I found these growing at the edge of a pond. The leaves are narrow and grow opposite each other along the stem. The fruit/seed pods were described by Thoreau as looking like little cream pitchers.
Wild Bird Wednesday and ABC Wednesday
G is for Great Blue Heron
|Great Blue Heron, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, August 17, 2015|
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
I think my fascination with Great Blue Herons may become an obsession!
Have a wonderful day!
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