Picture of the Day

Marsh Marigold Flowers

June 10, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-06-10
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are marsh marigold (Caltha leptosepala, synonym Psychrophila leptosepala) flowers in the forest of Colorado's Brainard Lake Recreation Area. These flowers show up in subalpine and alpine zones in the spring as soon as the melting snow reveals earth. This plant is known as a psychrophile, being able to grow at low temperatures. The photo was taken on June 9, 2021.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos