Maroon 3

Found this little plant on the prairie on my recent walk near my Indiana home. Titled it Maroon 3 because the flower has 3 maroon petals, 3 green sepals,  and an ovary with 3 stigmata. Prairie Trillium for a name is appropo.

Prairie Trillium
Prairie Trillium

Spring Beauty

“Perhaps no other wildflower announces the new season as fervently as the spring beauty.” – The Nature Conservancy.

Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica, a very tiny wildflower found in my neck of the woods.
Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica

Each flower is about 8 mm. (1/3″) across when it is fully open, consisting of 5 petals, 2 green sepals, 5 stamens with pink anthers, and a pistil with a tripartite style. Read more here.