Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday - Geum macrophyllum (Yellow)

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Geum, or avens as it more commonly known, which was news to me, is a North American wildflower that grows rather rampantly throughout my garden.  It's easily pulled and discarded from places where I don't wish it to settle so I don't find it particularly invasive.  The tiny flowers are from 1/2-inch to about 1-inch across and small wasps like to hide in the stamens.

The seed heads are small, hairy little things that will snare all number of things including strands of my hair.  Hard to believe this little flower is in the Rose family, Rosaceae.

More photos of yellow await you at Mellow Yellow Monday, so please click on over and take a look. 

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Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flower, beautiful colors and a superb capture, Christine! Hope you've had a great weekend! Enjoy the new week!


Anonymous said...

I love yellow flowers! Beautiful shots!

Anonymous said...

Interesting and lovely!

nancy said...

Personally I wouldn't find these flowers invasive at all should they grow around my own yard. Just look how lovely they are...

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by, Folks!