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.