All the flowers in this post were found while hiking the trails of Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located in northern Prince William County, Virginia. This location contains a variety of terrain such as wetlands, fields, and forest, providing home to a large range of beautiful wildflowers. Most of the flowers are small and in small groupings and can be found along the edges of the different trails.
This initial grouping of flowers were all photographed on the same day in early June, but I hope to update this page over time adding new flowers found on the refuge.
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Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Carolina Horse Nettle
I hope you enjoyed this selection of flower photographs from Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. And I hope it encourages you to get out and hike your own local parks, keeping your eyes open for any wonderful wildflowers growing along the way.
Many thanks to Alexander S. Kunz for identifying the Cutleaf Evening-primrose. Please check out Alex’s website and weblogs for some beautiful photography and education about the nature and landscapes around Southern California.