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