As of late, Squaw-weed (Packera obovata), also known as Round-leaved Groundsel, has been growing “like a weed” in the Missouri woodlands around me. This perennial wildflower grows to about 2-feet tall and is a member of the Daisy family. These colorful wildflowers typically grow in colonies in the wooded areas of the southern half of Missouri. Here are a few images I captured recently:

Squaw-weed wildflower

Squaw-weed wildflower

Even found one pollinator, busy at work on one of the plants (Paper Wasp, I believe):

Squaw-weed wildflower

I always enjoy seeing these beauties in the spring. They often grow so thick that the forest looks yellow!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 400 (all photos)
  • Aperture f/3.5 and f/9
  • Shutter 1/250 sec. and 1/800 sec.



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