Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oregon Sunflower

Oregon Sunflower

Beautiful, bright, yellow flower
of dry areas of the west.

composed of numerous tiny florets
put together and forming the illusion of a ring of petals.

Plant with large, deep, thick taproot
used by Native Americans for food;
baked and steamed roots
immature flower stems peeled
flowers beautiful
oil-rich seeds
dried roots as coffee substitute

Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Sunshine of the desert.


  1. I love sunflowers, but usually associate them with my time in Kansas. Great picture.

  2. Thanks, Marilyn. It was taken by Brandon at the Stonehenge Memorial.


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