Virginia Bluebells in full bloom along the Bull Run stream in Catharpin, Virginia.
This amazing colony of bluebells stretches for miles along the stream bed valley. The bluebells enjoy the fertile bottomland soil and swirl happily around the Sycamore, Black Walnut and Box Elder that grow here. Spicebush, the occasional paw paw colony and a few hornbeams also thrive in this setting.
Sporadic clumps of pure white bluebells can be found in amongst the sea of blue. Sometimes an all pink clump can be found too.
The last picture shows the bluebell habitat today (4.30.14) after inches and inches of rain. Flooding occurs quite regularly here and doesn’t seem to diminish the bluebell population at all.