06.01.2014 Yellow is the color

Two days in a row now I have set out with a specific goal in mind.  I try not to do that too often as being open to what presents itself can lead to some nice surprises.  But Spring flowers have such a short window for blooming that I try not to miss them.  Such was the case this morning with Yellow Stargrass.

The first time I found this plant at Quabbin Park it was almost in the middle of the trail.  I am not sure which has moved but the flower is now on the edge of the trail surrounded by a lot of other plants making the background a little troublesome.  It is a lovely flower with a very rich saturated yellow and I caught it in its first bloom.  There are several more buds yet to pop but I am not sure whether I will get back there to get it with a few open. It’s a member of the Lily family.Yellow-Stargrass-060114-600WebI hope you don’t mind all the yellow recently.  I’ll try for a little variety tomorrow. 🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 06.01.2014 Yellow is the color

  1. Andrew says:

    Yellow is always acceptable, Steve, especially when it comes like this. Very mellow.


  2. A few interesting and arcane points. 1) Most flowers with star names have five petals. 2) Yellow Star Grass — Hypoxis hirsuta — blooms here in the Ozark Highlands all the way through August. 3) This is a tiny gem — maybe 18mm wide at most. You got it very sharp. 4) Some botanists contend that yellow star grass is a yellow version of the Unicorn Root, aka Colicroot — Aletris farinosa. Like the yellow star, as you noted, Unicorn Root is a member of the Liliaceae. The dogtooth,too, which we’ve discussed here previously. 5) Yellow speaks strongly to me — just now there are plenty of yellow marigolds, tickseed, and lantana in bloom at 3 Dog Acres. 6) Sweet! We can’t let the opportunity pass to give a shout out to excellence!


  3. I’ll second the vote for yellow, the brighter and more saturated the better.


  4. NIt usre how I missed this post. I must have missed more than I’ve thought. Guess I was feeling pretty awful back in June of 2014.


  5. Oops. I had not finished proofing/writing. This one is beautiful and I can look at yellow flowers all day and never get tired.

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