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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yellow Puff

Yellow Puff (Neptunia lutea)

       Blooming in late spring to early summer the Yellow Puff or Neptune, a native of the United States, is found in the south central and some south eastern states. The yellow flowers, similar in appearance to the Sensitive Briar (Schrankia uncinata), are one half to one and a half inch yellow globular shaped clusters found at the end of low sprawling branches.
       The yellow flowers are very small with five petals. The overall look of the flower is produce by the numerous yellow tipped stamens.
       The leaves are two to three inches long, are sub-divided into eight or more one quarter inch leaflets which close at night, cloudy weather or in response to touch. The leaflets as well as the stems are roughly hairy.
       The Yellow Puff thrive in seemingly barren soils.

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