10049 Grass Widow Seed Pods, Ashland, OR - April 2007. The flowers are gone, and the ovaries are plump with nourishment from spring rains, the sun and the earth. Having nearly completed its job for the season, the stem is starting to dry up. I love the lines - such simple elegance in nature's beauty! See 8182 Grass Widow, which is a rich, bright pink, in the Wildflowers Gallery.
Common names: grass widow, satin flower
Scientific name: Olsynium douglasii
Plant family: Iridaceae - Iris