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

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 16, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. 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.

  2. gorgeous flower shots!! and i really like your new blog look too!!! xo

  3. I wonder if they have gumbo lilies in New Orleans. Hmmm. Would be very fitting don’t you think? Pretty MJ! Margie

  4. MJ…gives me a whole new meaning to a bowl of gumbo!!!††shalom en theos…..jim

  5. I didn’t know primroses came in any color than yellow. Thanks!

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