Free Photo of the Day 5/24/14

Yellow Impatiens
Camera Info: Canon T3i, 1/800 sec; f/5.6; ISO 200; 55mm.

A little late, but here it is!

Taken on 5/23/14 at UConn’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology greenhouses. I can only speculate as I’m no botanist, but I believe this is a yellow variety of impatiens. Perhaps someone with greater knowledge than I can confirm? 5/27/14 UPDATE – A staff person from the greenhouse has informed me that this specimen is the shieldbract monkeyflower (Mimulus glaucescens). Pretty cool!

I got some great portraits of a carnivorous yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava) and an Ozark Everlasting Strawberry (fragaria sp.) blossom, too. One of the most fascinating species of pitcher plants, incidentally, was only discovered a few years ago in the Philippines. Growing to almost 4 feet in size, the Nepenthes attenboroughii (named after naturalist Sir David Attenbourough) can devour animals as large as a rat!

River enjoyed some of the indigenous flora – dandelions, clover, and buttercups. (Turns out I do like butter.)

Today I had the great pleasure of spending a few hours at the Richard D. Haley Native Plant Wildlife Gardens in Hampton. I snapped some lovely photos of their collection, which is truly an overlooked gem in Eastern Connecticut.  I’ll be posting those throughout the week.

Enjoy – as always, free to use but do please link here to the blog, or better yet make a donation to help me become a nurse. Thank you!

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