July 02, 2010

Wild flowers right off the freeway

These cool orange flowers are growing near an overpass on 494 North, right by where I work.
I bet my Dad knows what they are.

1 comment:

Bill Dix said...

There are only a few things they could be and I could use a close-up to tell, but the cup bearing the petals leaves me about 90% sure they are day lilies. There are two wild lilies that color in Minnesota: a variant of the wood lily found in the East from Canada to the Carolinas and the Turk's Cap where the petal curl back to the stem in a complete circle. I saw the wood lily blooming on Monday, but I still think these are day lilies which pepper the landscape and often tell of a place that once was one's homestead.