Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Common Tall Sunflower: Yellow Beauty

Along the edges of a creek, a few Sunflowers. From the leaves, stem and height, Common Tall Sunflowers, a plant Royer/Dickinson say grows in moist meadows and along the edge of sloughs. So water... Yes, there was that. A lot of that, in fact, complete with diving terns and ducks.

Sunflower. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
Flower of Common Tall Sunflower, with disc florets  © SB

There are so many Sunflowers, and from a close-up flower shot, it's tough to tell — at least for me! — one from another... That's why the local wildflower experts take many detailed images to show a wide range of plant and flower features. The newly re-hosted Saskatchewan Wildflowers website is a superb example and reference site. 

As for me, my interest is/was primarily in photography, though my interest in the beauty of the flowers themselves is quickly catching up. (Ditto, for the birds on my Prairie Nature blog.) 

I start in one place, and end in another — far from where I thought I was going...

Prairie Wildflower: Common Tall Sunflower
Location:  Near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Dates: August 20, 2014. 


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