Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scarlet Mallow at Grasslands Park

Another look at Scarlet Mallow, a native prairie plant.

In late June, these orange wildflowers were just coming into bloom at Grasslands National Park, in southwestern Saskatchewan. 

Scarlet Mallow grows singly or in clusters along roadsides and other disturbed places... 

Or so Prairie Beauty says, which would perhaps explain why so these low-growing perennials were matted so densely around the lookout point beside the second black-tailed prairie dog colony.

Scarlet Mallow at GNP   © SB

Prairie Wildflower: Scarlet Mallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: June 26, 2012.  


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