Photographed in situ. A lightbox with flash is used for the background and two small flash units for fill light. All flash on manual and balance controlled by a remote trigger on the camera hot shoe.
The equipment is placed to minimize any disturbance to the surroundings of the subject. Selection of small low plants is made where they are growing next to a trail or rock surface where laying prone will do no damage.
If the plant isn’t located such, it isn’t photographed.
Nikon D-850, Zeiss 100 mm, f22