Friday, November 11, 2011

Eriogonum flavum: Mystery flower found

Eriogonum flavum, or Yellow Umbrellaplant — that's the name of my mystery prairie wildflower..

These small flowers peeked out from grasses and rocks in Grasslands National Park in late July, but were nowhere to be seen in any of my growing collection of flower books, so I am grateful to have the name.

Here are two more of my images from July, 2011:

A close-up of my now-identified mystery flower

Eriogonum flavum, yellow umbrellaplant, 
showing growth pattern on dry sandy soil

Prairie Wildflower:  Eriogonum flavum, or Yellow Umbrellaplant  
Location:  Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada, and buttes near Val Marie, Saskatchewan.  
Photo Date:  July 27, 2011. 

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