|Prairie Rose: flower, bud, spent bloom. © SB|
As these wild roses age, their colours fade and somewhere between crimson bud and white petals lies a lovely streaked display of rosy shades.
Prairie Roses are small, but showy — and impossible to miss when these native plants are in bloom.
It's well worth the awkwardness of kneeling close beside them, or sprawling on the ground to get a picture.
|Prairie Rose © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana)
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: June 23, 2012.