What a perfect name! This flower, according to Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers by Doug Ladd, is member of the primrose family. I highly recommend this field guide, published in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy, as it is arranged by color of flower. While you have to catch the plant in bloom, it’s a good trade-off as plant i.d is easy and fast.
I am stubbornly sticking with my old Nikon Coolpix for my blog photos, even though I could use a Nikon D50. I like the challenge of shooting a good photo with a point-and-shoot camera.
There’s a post today on The Garbage Day Project. It’s more about texture than color.