Picture of the Day

Sand Lily

April 24, 2022   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2022-04-24
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

One of the earliest spring flowers in the foothills of Boulder County, Colorado is the Sand Lily (Leucocrinum montanum). This photo was taken yesterday, April 23, 2022 in Lefthand Canyon. Being the only member of its genus, it's a unique plant. One of its oddities is that the flower is not on a stem, but sits on the ground, and the seed develops underground.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos