I've yet to encounter Bladder Campion in Ohio, even though it does grow here. Most of the Bladder Campions up in Michigan were past their prime while we were there, but there were a few select specimens still blooming nicely.
Bladder Campion and Wild Pea
This is a special favorite of mine, Deptford Pink. One reason I like it is because it is dainty and diminutive, and its color really packs a punch for its size. Before the flower opens fully, it looks like this. At this stage, it reminds me of a tiny paint brush.
Sorry this one is a little blurry, but at least you can get an idea of the intense color.
Stay tuned, there are still more flowers to come!