Yellow Trout Lily wildflower (A desert flower)

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedApril 23, 2017
TakenApril 23, 2017
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length20.6 mm
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I found these growing along the ditch bank of our driveway where there is gravel and sandy soil. We have them also growing along the embankment of the woods. The reason why they are called trout lilies is because the leaves resemble Brook trout fish with spots.

I did some research on these wildflowers and found the following information on the climates for where they can be grown at a site named "International Encyclopaedia of Engineering."

"Ephemeral plants have an accelerated life cycle. These hardy plants grow and reproduce
quickly. They are often dominant during extreme weather (droughts, heat, cold spells, etc.).
Their seeds are drought resistant. These plants often live in areas with harsh climates like
deserts and very cold areas. Some Ephemeral plants include Desert Paintbrush, Desert Sand
Verbena, Dutchman's Breeches, Mojave Aster and Yellow Trout Lily."

Viewed best in Light Box! Thank you!!!

Thank you very much JamesHarmon McQuilkin for the spotlight,. 4/23/2017...Appreciated!

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (23 Apr 2017):

    Masterfully captured

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (23 Apr 2017):

    great colors, details & compo!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    Yes,masterfully captured Andrea !!! Congratulations

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    Great color and detail Andrea, well done!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    Sometimes the foliage is as colorful as the flower and you captured that perfectly here! Another great example of the complexity and artistry of nature.. and the photographer who knows how to photograph it so well!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    Love the view you chose. Superb details.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    Small is beautiful!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (24 Apr 2017):

    The Yellow Trout Lily wildflower is beautiful. It looks great in the light box.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Apr 2017):

    Thank you all for your appreciated comments.. Yesterday I saw more of these trout lily flowers growing across the fence line from our woods that went down a steep embankment...I was glad to photograph the flower on this page at an easier place to access on the ditch bank of our driveway.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (8 May 2017):

    Very interesting and excellent shot of this flower.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (15 Apr 2018):

    Outstanding narrative and what a great find. Beautiful color and detail, How did I miss this one?

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Apr 2018):

    Voted and a beauty!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (16 Apr 2018):

    Back to vote.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Apr 2018):

    Back to vote! Lynn said it so well, this is outstanding in every way.. what a gorgeous floral!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (16 Apr 2018):


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