Monday, May 11, 2009

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily, originally uploaded by sulustumoses.

During my weekend, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with another plant species: the glacier lily or Erythronium grandiflorum.

The bright yellow flowers lined all the wooded trails of our campsite. They tend to droop at the top, so I had to lie on my back to get a photograph of the flower from below. This created an unintended effect. The bright light of the sun turned the petals into sunbeams in their own right.

This plant also holds some cultural significance as an indigenous food source.

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