The Blue Dick is a member of the Brodiaea Lilies. It is characterized by a long, slender, rater weak stem with a showy blue-purple flower at the tip. The 1/2" – 2" grass-like leaves often wither before the flowers appear. Common throughout grassy fields below 3000’, extending from Oregon and south to Mexico. March – May.
Photo: Marin Headlands, Northern California, USA


blue dick, wildflower, purple, single, close up, brodiaea, ferns

It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • John Butler
    John Butlerover 1 year ago

  • John Butler
    John Butlerover 1 year ago

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, John! This wonderful image has been showcased in the group – it is a new member – and is a Cluster Lily! Here’s the LINK

  • Thank You Marilyn. I am so pleased that this beautiful flower is getting attention.

    – John Butler

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful flower and a lovely capture, John !

  • Thank You Mathilde. I am always on the look out for pleasing backgrounds for my wildflower photos and these ferns did a nice job.

    – John Butler

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Thank You Jeanette

    – John Butler

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank You Ann

    – John Butler

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image, John…love the DOF and color!

  • Thanks Lynn. I try to get out, several times a week, after work to enjoy and photograph local wildflowers. These Blue Dicks are blooming profusely in my area.

    – John Butler

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    it is a beautiful image! ♥

  • Thank You for your compliment – and thanks for stopping by.

    – John Butler

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    very pretty indeed

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