These little lavender and pink flowers top stalks of rigid, short, leafless stems — the skeleton of the plant that gives rise to its common name. (Vance-Jowsey identifies skeletonweed by the formal name, Lygodesmia juncea.)
|Skeletonweed, sheltered from the glare of the sun, glows. © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Skeletonweed
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: June 23, 2012.