This is an extreme close-up of one blossom of Orange-Fruited Horse Gentian (Triosteum aurantiacum). Lots of these plants grow in a sunny area near the Skidmore Woods. Their fruits look like little orange tomatoes circling the stem.
Pale (or Bog) Laurel (Kalmia polafolia) grows by a boggy-shored stream near Eagle Lake in Essex County. Click on the photo to see how some of the stamens are tucked into little niches of the petals. When a pollinator lands, the stamens pop free and shake pollen on the visiting insect. The stamens later curve down and re-cock their springs.
Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus) lights up shady damp areas of the woods. I found these along a stream at Orra Phelps Nature Preserve.
No, I know this isn't a flower. It's some kind of crust that covers a bush (raspberry? blackberry?) on Woodcock Island in the Hudson River below Spier Falls Dam. I wonder if it's related to the orange yeasty slime that I showed covering a birch stump a few posts back? But this was dry, while that one was kind of slimy. Colorful, anyway.