|A summer tuft of Clustered Oreocarya. © SB|
These wild flowers, which bloom on dry open grasslands through June and July, are a great example of native plants you don't see unless you're really looking for them. (You = me... I'm very short-sighted, so often wander in a daze...)
And this, I like: The species name, nubigena, comes from the Latin words nubes and genus, meaning "born in the clouds." (Royer/Dickinson, Plants of Alberta.) Cloud-born flowers. Yes.
Prairie Wildflower: Clustered Oreocarya (or Cryptantha nubigena, or Oreocarya nubigena, or...)
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: June 23, 2012.