Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ten-Petal Sunflower


Lately patches of pasture have been blooming with groups of Ten-Petal Sunflowers.  A native wildflower, they are also known as Thinleaf Sunflowers, Forest Sunflowers, or Pale Sunflowers.  



I had a visitor during my photo shoot and I had a hard time capturing her.  Refusing to pose, she flitted from flower to flower, in rapid form.  



Out of a multitude of shots, I finally took one where she was relatively still.....just for a couple of seconds.  I don't think she could find what she was looking for.  


It is also known as an attractant for butterflies and they may use it for a larval host.  




For me, it has been providing some beautiful scenery.  


These are common in many states.  Any wildflowers blooming in your area?  If so, 
here is a great web page that can help identify them.    




23 comments:

  1. great second shot and love the two ending, as well.

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  2. Loved, LOVED your Ten Petal Sunflower post!

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  3. We have those too! I just love your gorgeous pictures of them.

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  4. The bumble bees have been busy in my garden too. The butterflies are so quick I can't get a picture of them, but they are busy too. So are the birds at the feeder. Though there is lots of heat this week, I think they know what they are doing.

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  5. I really like the photos of the bumblebee in the air.

    How can they even fly, lol.
    ~

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  6. Beautiful!!!!! Keep'em coming, it helps me forget that summer is coming to an end. Sigh.

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  7. lovely, the bee is great, at first it looked like jerusalem artichoke

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  8. What a sweet little flower those are! I love the capture of the bee midair. I think I need to go out and photograph some flowers today. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. The entire prairie is yellow with blooms in areas. Such a cheerful color

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  10. Simple joys in nature never disappoint! Beautiful shots!

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  11. i love the bee .. what a great moment to take a pic or two. awesome times!! ( ;

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  12. Aren't they pretty little things and great shot of the bee.
    I'm in MD and our state flower is the Black Eyed Susan and they grow wild all over the place.

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  13. Such a beautiful sunflower with such a happy color! Thank you for the lovely images.

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  14. Nice photos. The bee looks like it floating through the air.

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  15. Hello, they are gorgeous wildflowers. Great capture of the bee. Lovely images. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  16. No wildflowers here, but yours are pretty. The last of summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Beautiful plant architecture.
    Glad you shot your visitor eventually . . . lol
    Great action shots of her and I have no doubt it must be a lady because she has a few human counterparts I know who are always busy and never sit down in a chair . . . just like my wife did, bless her . . . :)

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  18. The Ten-petal Sunflower is a delightful dainty version, sure to brighten the scenery too!

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  19. Great photos of the flowers! I love how you captured that bee mid-air! There's a ditch going into the town of Steamboat Rock near us that has some sunflowers that look like those every year.

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  20. You got her! I hate it when I keep missing a butterfly or bee or hummingbird or anything that flits around quickly.

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