Scoria Lily

Friends, this lovely bloom is often overlooked because it doesn’t bloom until evening and thru the night, then closes in the morning.  Locally it is called the Scoria Lily and does grow straight out of the red rocks (scoria) on a spiny, prickly plant.  The plant often has several blooms but is not really a lily.  The technical name is Mentzelia Decapetalia and indeed the bloom has ten white petals.  In this season of Lilies I thought I would share some Lilies of the Badlands, but saving the best for Easter morning.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 6, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. have never seen that one! beautiful!

  2. Pretty flower. Thanks for sharing the image.

  3. Beautifully captured!

  4. Nice, very nice!

  5. Ah, the pleasures of spring……sweet……shalom en theos…jim

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