Picture of the Day

Dotted Gayfeather Flower

August 21, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-08-21
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata) flower in the Lefthand OHV area of Boulder County, Colorado. Dotted gayfeather grows in North America from the plains of Canada south to northern Mexico. The Blackfoot and Kiowa would eat the root of this plant. Livestock and wild ungulates also eat this plant. Its root can extend 16 feet deep, and the plant can live up to 35 years. This photo was taken on August 6, 2021.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos