According to the dictionary, a wildflower is “a flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention.” Many folks walk past wildflowers without a second glance, or curse them as weeds. I enjoy the colour and beauty of Nova Scotia’s native flora, from the lowly Dandelion to the stunning Lady’s Slipper. Here’s a selection of wildflowers I’ve photographed while exploring Canada’s Ocean Playground…

© Hugh Chisholm

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4 thoughts on “Wildflowers

  1. I love wildflowers. I just returned from a morning walk, and each time I take this route (Antigonish Landing) I always spot ones that are new to me, and I take a photograph. Today’s find was a solitary flower cluster which (I THINK) is swamp milkweed. I always do my best to ID any that I discover. I found your blog by accident, and enjoy your photography!


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