Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Another Favorite Flower: Wild Gailardia

      On Sunday I did a 20 km bike tour. That's when I found the wood lily or tiger lily. Tiger lily is really the name of another flower.

      So right where I saw the Wood lilies were all kinds of Brown-eyed Susans (Gailardia artista). Brown-eyed Susans are quite common in some areas and again are widely spread across North America. They were quite thick in the area I visited. So Brown-eyed Susans are almost as favorite as the Wood lilies. It was a bonus to find them while I was looking for Wood lilies.



One bloom with some bug feasting


You can see that they grow very thick in some areas.


Another look at the bloom and it's surroundings

29 comments:

  1. I'm ashamed to admit how few flowers I recognize. These blooms are certainly attractive.

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    1. Most people know very few. I'm probably stuck after a dozen.

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  2. Have those Black Eyed Susans in the garden! Did you know that most wild flowers started out as ornamental flowers? That's why they are so pretty! :)

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  3. oh, they are brown-eyed! so cool! we see the coneflowers here that some folks call black-eyed susans.

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    1. Yes , we have cone flowers here too. there are various local names.

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  4. It is always a treat to walk among the wild flowers.

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    1. I totally agree with you. If you want a real treat walk above the tree line.

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  5. Such a happy flower! I like the sunny yellow color.

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    1. They certainly have personality.

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  6. The light may be awful at this time of year but the flowers make up for it.

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    1. The tremendous variety makes for something very attractive.

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  7. I love the things I see from the seat of my bike! These wild flowers are so pretty!

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    1. I do lots of cycling but i must admit that I miss a lot from the bike.

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  8. Nice flowers, Red. I am a fan of wildflowers and never fail to get pictures of them during the summer on my trips. :-)

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    1. I noticed quite a few of your mountain flowers.

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  9. I like wild flowers. It would be nice to go for a bike ride on the lookout for such pretty flowers.

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    1. Walking is better for finding flowers. I rode to the area because I had seen the Wood lilies there before.

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  10. Delicate little beauties.
    Thanks for stopping Red.

    I will be away until for a few weeks fishing.

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  11. These are such lovely flowers. They are such a happy color : )

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    1. Your the second person who referred to them as happy colors.

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  12. i LOVE THE WILDFLOWERS Red - there is just so much beauty and beautiful colour. My backyard is splashed like a paintbrush. Our season is short, so enjoy them while we can. Nice colourful photos :)

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    1. And I'll bet you walk through your flowers several times a day.

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  13. Very pretty I love yellow flowers:)

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    1. Hey, that's cool that you have a favorite color for your flowers.

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  14. I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. Quite lovely aren't they?

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    1. They are probably native to north America.

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