Arrowleaf balsamroot flowers – otherwise known as the Okanagan Sunflower – are common wildflowers in the Okanagan Valley and a sure fire indication that spring has arrived.
Their pretty yellow brightness can be found starting in late March, but they don’t last long. All parts of this plant can be eaten, and the seeds can be pressed for oil. The leaves and seeds of these members of the sunflower/aster family have a mild citrus flavour.
I’m looking forward to seeing them again …
Happy Friday, everyone. 🙂
36 thoughts on “Friday Wild Flower”
So marvelous nature and stunning photography 🌷🙏👌🌷
Thank you very much. This photo is from five years ago; very pleasant memories. 🙂
Still very beautiful and so welcome 🙏 👍🏻♥️😊🌷
Thank you very much! 🙂
Most welcome and grace wishes 🌷🙏🌷
Wow. I could sit right there and you could come pick me up when you see the buzzards.
Hahaha. 🙂 I would be happy to bring you a sandwich and some water. Keeps the buzzards away. 😉 But I get what you mean. This photo is from a hike we took five years ago.
Thank you very much, Cindy. The Okanagan Valley is a beautiful spot. 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
More reasons to love sunflowers!
Right? These are a lot smaller than the cultivated ones, but they pop up everywhere and in huge numbers, as you can see. So pretty. 🙂
They actually look pretty big in the picture. Though I’ve seen bigger!
These wouldn’t be much taller than your ankle, and the diameter of the blooms are much smaller. I was sitting on the grass for this photo, so the plants look bigger than they really are. 🙂
Oh! Got it. Very different from what I imagined, but still beautiful.
These are wild, so quite a bit smaller. 🙂
I hope they’ll be blooming when you visit. It will give you a real lift until the snow goes up north.
Thanks, Anneli. I hope so, too. They are so pretty and there are usually so many of them. That would be a great memory to take with me for the last round of northern winter!
Beautiful. I love all things sunflower.
They are so cheery and friendly. They can definitely move the clouds out of the way, at least for a bit. 🙂
Thanks, you to dear. Great capture dear. I like flowers ao much
You’re very welcome 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them.
These are such pretty flowers and something to look forward to in the coming months to signal the start of spring.
Can you tell I’m getting tired of snow? I’m so looking forward to spring!
Thank you very much. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
What a magnificent sight to look forwards to during this time of year 🙂
Yes, I’m very much looking forward to a trip home next month. It will be a lot warmer and maybe the wild sunflowers will be blooming!
What a great colour! And thanks for the info about this early sunflower.
The Fab Four of Cley
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Thank you very much. It’s a beautiful wildflower and has to be appreciated when it blooms as it doesn’t last long.
You keep well, too. 🙂