Sunday, June 28, 2009

What I Like About the Earth: Part 9, Wild Flowers

These tend to speak for themselves. You will have to look closely at the first picture, I count seven different types of wildflowers.


Anonymous said...

Identify flowers, please! If you are going to take such lovely photos, I expect a botanical report.

Well, done!

Quantumleap42 said...

The first picture was taken in the High Uintas so the flowers are those that are common there. The photo is in Naturalist Basin at about a little over 10,000 ft.

The second is a Macaeranthera linearis which is related to a variety of flowers called Asters (also related to Daisies). The picture was taken in Utah on the slopes of Mt. Timpanogos.

The third one I can't identify but I suspect that it is part of the Violet family. The picture was taken in Zions National Park.

The last is Asclepias tuberosa commonly known as Butterfly-weed or Pleurisy-root. The picture was taken at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.