April 21, 2020April 21, 2020 Pamela Breitberg Prairie annual… Late evening sun brings out the details of this Annual Sunflower (Helianthus anuus). I consider annual plants in the Chicago area to be non-native and therefore unable to survive Chicago’s frigid winters. The Annual Sunflower, however, is a prairie native and a hardy survivor. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Annual Sunflowers are quite tall, up to nine feet tall, so attract attention naturally. Read this article. I learned reading this article that there are long-tongued and short-tongued bees?! Long-tongued bees prefer the Annual Sunflower. This plant was part of a restored prairie section next to the Linne Woods, Chicago Forest Preserve just north of Chicago. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg The images today are some from 2007 when prairies and woodlands were a major focus of my lens. The evening light is the perfect time to capture the details and mood of the prairie and its plants. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg A portrait of a plant’s flower can be more revealing when it’s environment is included. Here the Annual Sunflower seems to be looking over it’s prairie home. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Share this:PinterestPrintRedditEmailLinkedInTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Wow! Great photos. This is how a simple nature looks beautiful…
Thank you! Pre-dusk lighting can yield such images.
Lovely pictures! I cannot wait when we will have warmer weather in Ontario.
Thank you! May warmer weather arrive soon and may the Covid19 virus LEAVE sooner!