Picture of the Day

Common Mullein Flower

October 11, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-11
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is the flower of common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). The flowers are densely clustered on the top of a tall stem about an inch (25 mm) wide. Each flower only opens for part of a day. These flowers were photographed in Longmont, Colorado on October 8, 2020 in late afternoon and were already closing.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos