Friday, July 18, 2008

Another pretty flower



This is a Sego lily, the state flower of Utah. It's a delicate lily that appears in meadows briefly in mid July. The interior has intense purples and chartreuse.

It's the state flower in Utah because early Mormon settlers survived hunger by eating the bulbs from this little flower. The Ute Indians taught them that it was edible.

Here's a better picture of the rare white iris we saw at the start of the summer.



I haven't published that many wildflower photos but I can't imagine many places where there is a more beautiful variety.

1 comment:

Namowal said...

Looks like that place is more flower abundant than the Rose Parade.
Funny how said parade runs down Colorado Blvd.