Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Royal Catchfly; Silene Regia:

This red flower is a rare prairie flower
that was thought to be extinct in
Illinois and several other Prairie States.
About five years ago, this flower appeared
in the Spring Valley Reserve in Schaumburg, IL.
These photos were taken in Spring Valley on
July 28, 2013.
Photo by
Shirley Hathaway,
Hathaway Studios
2013  ©