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Plant Biology Department Photo Contest 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Plant Biology Department Photo Contest! Scroll down to see all the entries to date.

To submit your entry, email a photo and a caption to sarah.goodrich@uvm.edu by November 30. Limit two photos per person.

Winners will be chosen both by popular vote and by our panel of experts. Voting will take place by online survey December 2-8, and winners will be announced December 9. You can win fame and a Lake Champlain chocolate bar!


Entry #1
Photosynthesis under a purple umbrella? Purple anthocyanins in a cross-section of autumn senescing leaves of Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara).
by Abby van den Berg
Entry #2
This beautiful blood root is the first flower of spring to grace my gardens in Colchester, VT.
by Porky Reade

 

Entry #3
Agave sp., UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley CA.
by Phil Lintilhac
Entry #4
Nymphaea caerulea, UVM Greenhouse.
by Phil Lintilhac

 

Entry #5
Mountain sandwort (Arenaria groenlandica) in Camel's Hump alpine meadow
by Laura Hill Bermingham
Entry #6
Ancient messages: Lupin and log, Yellowstone
by Jeanne Harris

 

Entry #7
A beam of light draws a strangler fig to the top of the canopy. -Daintree Rainforest, Australia
by Jeanne Harris
Entry #8
Mimulus tricolor. Central Valley of California. 2009.
by Gus Goodwin

 

Entry #9
The lush, shaded understory (Rubus pedatus & mosses) of a 200-year-old Sitka spruce forest, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (taken by Jeffrey Hughes while chasing a blood-thirsty grizzly bear)
by Jeffrey Hughes
Entry #10
Mimulus guttatus in a sunny meadow, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (taken by Jeffrey Hughes while subduing the blood-thirsty grizzly bear)
by Jeffrey Hughes

 






Entry #11
Red columbine, Aquilegia formosa, Mackenzie River, Oregon
by Levi Old
Entry #12
American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, Vermont
by Levi Old

 

Entry #13
Cyathea above the Rio Savegre
by Wes Testo





Entry #14
Lycophytes lengthwise: Phlegmariurus talamancanus
by Wes Testo

 

Entry #15
Corylus cornuta (Beaked Hazelnut) was in full bloom along the North Branch of the Winooski River in Montpelier, Vermont, on 21 April 2013. The absence of leaves that time of year allowed me to capture this shot of a well-positioned pistillate flower without any surrounding "vegetative complications."
by Bryan Pfeiffer
Entry #16
With Calypso bulbosa (Fairly Slipper Orchid) likely extirpated here in Vermont, I found this one in a mixed conifer forest at approximately 10,000 feet in elevation in Colorado's Rocky Mountains on 10 July 2011.
by Bryan Pfeiffer

 

Entry #17
From the foothills of the Arenal Volcano in Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (1 of 2)
by Nika Ouellette





Entry #18
From the foothills of the Arenal Volcano in Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (2 of 2)
by Nika Ouellette

 

Entry #19
Botanical plate of Impatiens capensis
by Colin Peacock





Entry #20
Field Botany trip to Chitterings Bog
by Colin Peacock

 

Entry #21
"Holes into another dimension" This is Cannabis xylem. Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. 2013
by Meghan McKeown
Entry #22
"Ghost hands" These are the trichomes of Salvinia. Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. 2013
by Meghan McKeown

 

Entry #23
Wild Strawberry & Dew- Hunger Mountain, VT.
by Morgan Southgate
Entry #24
Pussy Willow in Spring-Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
by Morgan Southgate

 

Entry #25
Protea leucospermum - At the base of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
by Nikisha Patel
Entry #26
Astilbes pretty enough for a second glance! These beauties grow in my Colchester garden.
by Porky Reade

 

Entry #27
Small enthusiastic bryophytes wear small snow caps after one of the first winter snow showers.
by Fern Corwin





Entry #28
SEM image of polystichum spores with trilete scars.
by Fern Corwin

 

Entry #29
Carnivorous Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) taken between Eagle and Utowana lakes near Blue Mountain Lake, New York.
Photograph by John Almstead, submitted by Laura Almstead.





Entry #30
Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum) taken on Mount Greylock, Berkshire County, Mass.
Photograph by John Almstead, submitted by Laura Almstead.

 

Entry #31
Symmetrical Orchid @ The Montreal Botanical Gardens
by Taylor deLisle
Entry #32
Dave Barrington quickly rushed over to smell this carrion orchid, despite being warmed of the dead fish smell it produced @ Montreal Botanical Gardens
by Taylor deLisle

 

Entry #33
Watching the sunset from the top of an eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
by Sylvia Kinosian
Entry #34
Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and western sword ferns (Polystichum munitum) in the Ladybird Johnson Grove in Orick, California.
by Sylvia Kinosian

 






Entry #35
Tamarack needles in Molly Bog.
by Alicia Daniel
Entry #36
Old growth bark in the Cove.
by Alicia Daniel

 






Entry #37
Blue Scilla flowers on Caroline Street
by Emma McCobb
Entry #38
Sisyrinchium sp. (Iridaceae), paramo near Cuenca, Ecuador
Photographed by Ivan Jimenez, submitted by Jill Preston

 

Entry #39
Gentianella hirculus (Gentianaceae), paramo near Cuenca, Ecuador
Photographed by Ivan Jimenez, submitted by Jill Preston
Entry #40
Heart-shaped "window pane" of Columnea. Costa Rica.
by Beck Powers

 

Entry #41
Pollination at its finest. Montreal Botanical Garden.
by Beck Powers





BONUS (for the fungiphiles)
Intricacies of the Chanterelle. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
by Beck Powers

 

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