sunflower © SB
This bright yellow prairie wildflower from Saskatchewan is called a Rhombic-leaved sunflower, in reference to the even sides and oblique diamond shape of the leaves.
These flowers grow naturally in fields and along roadsides, and Vance/Jowsey says they are more common in dry areas in light soils than other prairie sunflowers.
I took these photographs in the garden of native prairie plants at Regina's Royal Saskatchewan Museum last week.
The Museum has a webpage on this garden, What's in Bloom, with more information about the native flowers and grasses that grow there. (The garden is tended by the Museum and Nature Regina.)
|This photograph makes me happy! Summer is here! © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Rhombic-leaved sunflower (Helianthus laetiflorus var. subrhomboideus)
Location: Native Plant Garden, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: July 13, 2012.