Friday, March 16, 2012

Scarlet Mallow at Grasslands National Park

Single Scarlet Mallow 
Scarlet Mallow has lovely orange-red flowers and slightly fuzzy gray green leaves. Six to eight inches high, this native prairie wildflower can grow as a mat of stems, leaves and flowers in disturbed ground — or, on the open prairie, Scarlet Mallow will grow as smaller, separated plants.

When we visited Grasslands National Park in July 2011, there were still many Scarlet Mallow in bloom, although with my pocket camera, I had to kneel to photograph them.

One of my favourites — I love that burst of colour! (There is also a Scarlet Mallow tucked among the images on the banner of this site.) 

Clump of Scarlet Mallow 


Another single Scarlet Mallow plant 


Prairie Wildflower: Scarlet Mallow (Malvastrum coccineum - Pursh)
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Dates: Top, July30, 2011; middle and lower, July 29, 2011. 
Source: Vance, Jowsey
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