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FOTD: Yellow Wildflowers

Yellow wildflowers are in full bloom at Big Creek State Park. Scroll through the pictures to see (1) Compass Plants standing tall above Black-eyed Susans, Grayhead Coneflowers, and Oxeye Sunflowers; (2) Grayhead Coneflowers in a field of what looks like Little Bluestem; and (3) Black-eyed Susans in various stages of blooming.

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Another response from yesterday’s walk for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.

Flower of the Day?

I noticed it on my walk this morning along the Neil Smith Trail in Big Creek State Park.

It is not a flower. Or maybe it is.

Whatever it is, it is on the end of a grass of some sort. And it is teeny.

The color caught my eye. Red. On what is clearly a long stalk of grass.

If I’ve set it up right, you should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge because I think grasses are sometimes just as interesting as flowers, leaves and berries. 😉

UPDATE (7/26/21): My friend Kristy suggested (see comments) this is Side Oats Grama and I think she’s right. So it is a grass which has oat-like seeds along the stem. I’ve learned something new today.