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