Virginia springbeauty (Claytonia virginica)

Hocking Hills is one of my favorite go-to places in Ohio because of its landform dominated by caves, cliffs, rock shelters, and waterfalls. On my most recent trip, I turned my photographic focus to its diverse springtime wildflowers at Ash Cave, around the western shores of Rose Lake, along a tributary of East Fork of Queer Creek, and within the sheltered canyon at Conkles Hollow.

With over 300 wildflowers that bloom out between late March and early June, there remains a lot to be photographed and discovered!

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