Dutchman's Breeches

I have been fascinated by the shape of these little flowers since I first saw them in a book when I was just a kid. They do grow in Nova Scotia (that's where I'm from), but I'd never found any before I moved here. I'm still pleased when I find some growing in the woods. Not a great photo, but I had pooch-help from Dudley today, so I'm happy enough that they don't look like they're flying by at warp nine. :)

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  • Jim- Jim PRO 6y

    Yes, definitely men's! :-D
  • NatuurfotoRien 6y

    Dutchman's Breeches?How funny!:-)
  • photomaniac.. 6y

    Yes, I love them too and I have seen them here in NS, though not many. For me the name is almost better than the flower.
    Do you know 'rattlebox'? Looks like little dudes applauding. First saw them here, out on the point actually.
    Funniest flower has to be pink ladyslipper orchid. I wonder whether whoever named that was deliberately overlooking the obvious.
  • Staffan Hamnäs PRO 6y

    Fascinating and odd shape of those flowers - beautiful!
    Lovely bokeh too!
    No bugs yet Lisa?


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  • Dougeee 6y

    Wow... a vist from M & P!!!! What a treat!

    They are sweet looking flowers!!! great shot!
  • indee• PRO 6y

    these are adorable! even the name is adorrable.
    i think they're related to bleeding hearts (dicentra).
    then there's the one called squirrel corn that's more rounded and actually look more like a tiny white bleeding heart.
    thank you for this walk in the forest.
  • dick verton PRO 6y

    No idea! I never seen this before, bit i think it is family of the Dicentra
    ( Thanks for the comments)
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