Intimate Details--Flora of the New Jersey Pine Barrens - twilightbluephotography
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Pickerel Weed Ready for the Day at 9 a.m.
Goshen Pond, Wharton State Forest

The Pickerel Weed grows in the cedar ponds throughout the New Jersey Pine Barrens.Their elegant spikes of purple flowers open as the sun grows brighter. Notice the detail of the yellow and white designs on each petal.

This shot is of the Pickerel Weed taken at 9 a.m. in the morning. The sister shot shows the same plant an hour earlier before the blooms have opened.