Photographed by Joe Worthem
Special thanks to Mississippi State University department of plant and soil sciences senior research associate Victor Maddox, master gardener Dianne Fergusson and plant aficionado Louisa McConnell for their patient and expert help in identifying the wildflowers pictured here.
From highways and byways, to ponds and pastures, to backyards and graveyards, Mississippi is abloom. Next time you notice a sea of pink or gold or crimson, we hope you’ll stop and take a closer look. But to be sure you don’t miss out, we’ve captured the beauty for you here.