A macro photograph reveals surprising complexity and geometric patterns in the flower of Wild Bergamot, also known as Bee Balm. Monarda Fistulosa is a common native North American plant with medicinal and antiseptic properties.
A new Gaillardia blossom, about an inch across, is just opening in this extreme macro image. Gaillardia aristata is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family. This perennial wildflower is widespread across much of North America.