Marsh Marigold

In the soggy meadows of Governor’s Basin, Marsh Marigold (Psychrophila leptosepala) wildflowers were prevalent, sometimes even growing in standing water. These little beauties are only 4-8 inches tall and the flowers are from 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide. They are found in wet sites of the Subalpine and Alpine areas, particularly near melting snowbanks, early int the summer season. Those featured in this post were found in/near running water from snow that was melting in slightly higher altitudes.

Here is a single flower, in which a macro photograph was made:

Marsh Marigold wildflower

And across the rough road, this large patch of Marsh Marigolds formed a nice foreground for an old mining building in the background:

Marsh Marigold wildflower

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens (top photo) and EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens (bottom photo)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
  • ISO 500 (both photos)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (top photo) and f/16 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/1250 sec. (top photo) and 1/80 sec. (bottom photo)
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