Yet another winter wildflower
Again from the west side of Great Northern Blvd. on December 23, here’s some wintry cheer incarnate in the flower head of a bush sunflower, Simsia calva.* The blue that partly countervailed the sunlit yellow came from small patches of sky that appeared through the shadowed foliage when I got low and aimed somewhat upward.
* This doesn’t look like what I think of as a typical Simsia calva flower head, but I found it in a place where I’ve found the species for several years, and the plant’s leaves did look the way I expect bush sunflower leaves to look. Oh well, I’ve always said I’m much more a photographer than a botanist.
© 2016 Steven Schwartzman