Monday, March 4, 2013

Slender Blue Beardtongue, yellow flowers, butterfly

The colour range of prairie wildflowers delights me, from purple blue clusters of Slender Blue Beardtongue to vibrant yellow composite rays of Colorado Rubberweed.

Add the wildness of grasses with the grace note of a passing Fritillary Butterfly, and you know you are in summer heaven. (This is not a formal garden; this is open space along the margins of a grasslands road.)

Slender Blue Beardtongue, Colorado rubberweed and Fritillary butterfly. Photo  © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.
Slender Blue Beardtongue, Colorado rubberweed
and Fritillary butterfly.   © SB 

Prairie Wildflower: Slender Blue Beardtongue (Pentstamen procerus), with Colorado Rubberweed and a Fritillary butterfly. 
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.  
Photo Date: June 21, 2012.  

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