Feb. 7, 2019

star-grass, Hypoxis hirsuta

Star-grass is one of the early fen blooms. At the time that this appears, most of the surrounding flowers will be sedges and grasses that don't show off much. So it's always fun to see these bright little stars. Not as much fun to photograph. These are really bright. Contours and direction of light don't make much difference. Everything is the same brilliant yellow. It's tricky to not end up with a little yellow star and no detail at all. But kind of fun after all to get down on the ground and keep trying. This star grass grows in damp meadows and on shores, sometimes in oak woods, in AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME(X), MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH(T), NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, MB, ON, and SK(T). Monroe Co MI, 5/17/15.