Madison Indiana Photography

Virginia Bluebells | Clifty Falls State Park Madison Indiana

Sorry for the absence on posting wildflowers this spring but I am right in the middle of a stretch of weddings that is keeping me busy.  So this morning I have a minute and thought I might share some images of one of my favorite wildflowers from here in Southern Indiana and that is the Virginia Bluebell.

The Virginia Bluebell is a erect plant with smooth gray-green foliage and nodding clusters of pink buds that open into light blue trumpet-shaped flowers. The 1-2 ft. branched and arching stems of Virginia bluebells bear large drooping, terminal clusters of lavender-blue, bell-shaped flowers. Large, gray-green, oval leaves line the stems of this perennial.

When it grows in masses, this species makes a spectacular show, especially in the Midwest.  I tend to find them growing along stream banks and steep hillsides here in Southern Indiana.

I have found colonies of this plant that covered entire hillsides in some of the gorges that line the Ohio River near Madison Indiana, I especially enjoy photographing one colony that grows at Clifty Falls State Park.

Virginia Bluebells are one of the most amazing wildflowers to view and photograph and I could never imagine a wildflower season without taking the time to stop and enjoy this wonderful little wildflower. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and I hope you enjoy the pics I have included with this post !!



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May 19, 2014 - Posted by | bluebells, Clifty Falls, Clifty Falls State Park, flower photography, flowers, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, virginia bluebells, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Always look forward to your bluebell shots, Bernie!

    Comment by Jim Grey | May 19, 2014 | Reply

  2. Thanks Jim, they are one of my favorites !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 19, 2014 | Reply

  3. Virginia Bluebells!

    Comment by Peter Ellis | May 19, 2014 | Reply

  4. Beautiful! I really love the way the buds are pink and the flowers blue all on the same plant!

    Comment by Howard Grill | May 19, 2014 | Reply

  5. Lovely photos of lovely flowers, Bernie. I sure wish we had some locally. I am so envious of folks with a park that has the forest floor lined with these.

    Comment by Steve Gingold | May 19, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks Steve, it is a sight to behold !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 20, 2014 | Reply

  6. Thanks Peter !!!!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 20, 2014 | Reply

  7. Exquisite photos, Bernie! They are gorgeous flowers!

    Comment by montucky | May 20, 2014 | Reply

  8. it has a 3D quality 🙂

    Comment by joshi daniel | May 20, 2014 | Reply

  9. Both are lovely. You captured the colors just right.

    Comment by Anita Bower | June 16, 2014 | Reply

  10. Beautiful! I see a lot of flowers and I usually do not know what they are called.
    So, than you for posting these photos AND providing names and descriptions!

    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid | July 1, 2014 | Reply

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