Wednesday, July 13, 2022


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is one that usually can only be seen if you are a morning person.  This is Western Salsify or Goat's Beard.  The flowers close up by around noon on a sunny day.  After the flowers fade they get a head on them like a giant Dandelion.  The name Goat's Beard refers to the bristly top of each achene or seed head.


  1. Guess I never clued into their closing at noon hour. I do tend to see them when out photographing which I do in the early morning. I think when I have seen them closed in the afternoon I just assumed they were finished blooming and working on seed production - never noticing the lack of any flowers in bloom.

    1. Ours close due to heat, yours may not need to. LOL

  2. Interesting bit of info about them. Nice, shot.