Woodland Bouquet   by Gary L   Suddath

Found these in the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Dwarf Crested Iris ( Iris cristata) is a real eye catcher anywhere you find them. While the Star Chickweed (Stellaria pubera) was a wonderful complement to them. So often we get in to big a rush, to get where we are going, to really take in the small beauties of the forest floor.

Chickweed is a good diuretic that want deplete the body of minerals. It also can be used as a poultice to soothe irritated skin… The dwarf iris was used as a blood purifier, for dropsy, and as a laxative

Also anyone viewing this with a Calibrated Monitor please let me know on color and sturation,just got a new monitor and havein trouble ajusting to flat screens

Gotta include one for the Granddaughter too.


  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 5 years ago

    Stunning beauty Gary; awesome find and capture! JD

  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsover 5 years ago

    I use to have some of these in my woods and they were destroyed when Steve was working on drainage issues. These are particularly beautiful and a joy to view. Great shot!!

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Just wonderful Gary…have missed your lovely photos!

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Beauty, Gary! Nicely captured!

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Gary – to see them growing wild like this is amazing.

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    This is so very pretty, Gary! xo

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 5 years ago

    Very fortunate to have these flowers on hand. Well done, particularly your little close up on the side. I have a low price Samsung LCD monitor and calibrate it monthly. The colours look good density, brightness and saturation on my screen.

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 5 years ago

    Like the placing of them all around the bottom of the tree trunk Gary

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely compositionand POV

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