Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wild Blue Flax

Adenolinium lewisii. These beautiful sky
blue flowers were by the trail that I walked each morning
by Fish Creek Road in Estes Park. The flowers open each
morning and close by noon. I found this out when I went
one day to photograph them after lunch and could not find them
but they were there again the next morning. After the
blooming season each flower forms a globoid seed capsule.
They reproduce by re-seeding. It is named after Meriwether
Lewis as it was found on the Voyage of Discovery - the Lewis
and Clark Expedition, in 1806.

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