In 3 days time, Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens) came from unnoticeable to a lovely, flowering wildflower on the nearby prairie. This little beauty always blooms in proliferation in spring on the Missouri prairie near my rural home. As it grows, many stalks emit from a single root system. It grows from 6-12 inches tall and starts flowering near the ground. The name “puccoon” is an Indian name; native Americans are said to have used the flowers for a dye. Hmmm, bet it was yellow!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 800 (much higher than desired, but due to windy conditions, ran high ISO to keep shutter speed fast enough to stop movement in flowers with the wind)
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/3200 sec. to 1/5000 sec.