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Paul

Flower ID help please.

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I was wandering around the Rydell National Wildlife Refugee near Erskine, MN today for work, and on my lunch hour I walked one trail in hopes of finding some interesting subject. I am pleased with this shot, but can not find my widlflower ID book. Can anyone help me with ID?

IF you have never been to Rydell, it is worth a small day trip to the area, lots of photo ops, swans, ducks, song birds, ermine, fox, moose, etc.

Image taken with Canon XTI, 100-400L IS USM in tripod at 1/80s f/16.0 at 210.0mm iso100

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It's a lily, but a daylily. Tiger lily blossoms are black-spotted. You didn't find it in the book because it's not a wildflower. Daylilies sometimes are used for woodland/prairie natural landscaping, but it also could be an escape. Daylilies are widely planted in home landscapes/gardens. Been a long time since I've been to Rydell, but it's possible they've got some planted around the HQ grounds.

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Great shot, it really pops! I agree day lilly but I never seen one that color.

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Around here, they use daylily and Tiger lily interchangably if they are a darker orange. Thanks for clarifying that, Steve.

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This flower is a little more red than the actuall flower as I added a red filter to it to decrease the background light and add more pop.

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I have daylilies blooming right now on my naturalized river bank. By naturalized, I mean there does not appear to be too much hand of man landscaping other than a chunk of barbed wire--someone didn't like the neighbors, apparently. The rest appears to be bird plantings, volunteers, wild flowers and canary reed grass. But you throw a little soil back there from the garden, or leaves,etc. and you have day lilies creeping in.

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