This could be the last pine barrens gentian flower of the year in our area. Click to enlarge.
Pine barrens gentians are rare. I have only ever found them in one location in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Because I was near there a few days ago and because they bloom from early September through early November, I hiked over to search in my secret spot. I found this one lone flower.
And a very pretty one it was. See you all again next September, gentians.