More Ohio wildflowers

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The first is a showy orchid (Galearis spectabilis). I couldn’t get the best angle because of a tree that was in the way, but this is the first wild orchid I’ve found in our woods.

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I’m not sure of the ID for this blue flower – I couldn’t match up the leaves and flower with anything in my normal wildflower sources. [any suggestions would be appreciated]

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I would love to find wild orchids, other than Lady's Slippers. Yours are real beauties! The ID on the second eludes me also. I do like the composition of the image. What did you think it was?
 
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Nice shots, Bob. We have so many little black flies that I don't want to go
into the woods to take any photos. I have been bitten many times just going into my yard.

Is that blue flower some type of Jacob's Ladder?
Thanks for sharing.
 
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I would love to find wild orchids, other than Lady's Slippers. Yours are real beauties! The ID on the second eludes me also. I do like the composition of the image. What did you think it was?

Thanks, Mike -- come on over:wink: [From a distance, I thought it was a bluebell, but that didn't last long.:redface:]

Nice shots, Bob. We have so many little black flies that I don't want to go
into the woods to take any photos. I have been bitten many times just going into my yard.

Is that blue flower some type of Jacob's Ladder?
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Dave. The plant is much too small (c.a. 6-8 in.) to be a Jacob's ladder. Besides, the stamen on a Jacob's ladder are bright yellow. Also, I did not find that plant as being native to Ohio.
 
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Dave,

I did some more digging and,
  1. Jacob's ladder is native to Ohio
  2. I've now seen enough photos of variants that my flower could indeed be Jacob's ladder (Polemonium caeruleum) or Greek valerian
Thanks for getting me started down the right path!
 
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