The Gumbo Lily
Friends, this bloom is locally called the Gumbo Lily because it arises out of the clay gumbo on mud flats in the badlands. It is officially known as the Evening Primrose and blooms out of very pink buds, quickly turning white in the strong spring sunshine. This wildflower grows very close to the ground so I had to lie flat on the dried mud to snap this macro shot. Good thing it was dry that morning. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on April 16, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, Wild flowers and tagged badlands, Evening primrose, gumbo lily, mjspringett, mud, North Dakota, photography, pink, postaday, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived.
thank you for all your comments, they are appreciated, happy camping, MJ
gorgeous flower shots!! and i really like your new blog look too!!! xo
I changed my look cause the theme i was using got stuck, thanks xo MJ
I wonder if they have gumbo lilies in New Orleans. Hmmm. Would be very fitting don’t you think? Pretty MJ! Margie
yes, would be fitting, but land is probably too wet, they like the dried mud, :), thanks for you comments MJ
MJ…gives me a whole new meaning to a bowl of gumbo!!!††shalom en theos…..jim
yes indeed, thanks for your comments, MJ
I didn’t know primroses came in any color than yellow. Thanks!
well now your know better :), thanks for visiting MJ