As a little demonstration of biodiversity, I took pictures of wildflowers for about 50 minutes. I came home with 36 species, and while that counted a couple that were just buds, it didn’t count several species that had no buds or blooms. I also didn’t count the aquatic plants: those IN the pond.
Here’s a little game for you. Before you mouse over each picture below, can you name the flower? When you comment, you can tell me your score.
By the way, I only got 34 out of 36, so if you know the other two flowers that I don’t, please tell me! A couple are a little tricky, because I gave you the bud or the seedpod… or maybe I gave you such a closeup that you can’t tell what the whole flower is. And on some, you might not be able to get down to species… but try to get the general name, anyway.
How’d you do?