Sensitive Briar

Another wildflower growing in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma is the Sensitive Briar (Schrankia uncinata). This unique flower is a creeping or trailing plant of dry areas, entirely covered by hooked barbs. Here are a few of my favorite images, showing both the plant structure and a closeup of the flower:

Sensitive Briar wildflower

Sensitive Briar wildflower

Sensitive Briar wildflower

Almost looks like a bath sponge, doesn’t it!

Photographic Equipment Used:

Top 2 Photos:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6, IS lens, shot at 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 250
  • Aperture f/5.6 and f/11
  • Shutter 1/800 sec. and 1/320 sec.

Bottom Photo:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Handheld
  • ISO 640
  • Aperture f/6.3
  • Shutter 1/800 sec.





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