Snuggled into California's Pinnacles National Park, we found a wildflower, the "Pretty Face" lily, that can be very striking when one comes upon it. With dark-stripes on its petals and buds contrasting the yellow bloom, the flower itself provides a respite from its green grassy surroundings. I especially liked this shot because of the neon blue blossoms in the background.
The Pretty Face, or Triteleia ixioides, also known as golden stars, starlight and triplet lily, can be found mainly in Central and Northern California, and sometimes in Southern Oregon, in forests at the lower elevations of the coastal regions as well as the sub-alpine zones of the Sierra Nevadas, up to 9’000 feet.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.