Yellow Salsify (Tragopogon dubius)
Location: Lyons, Colorado, USA
I photographed this pretty yellow wildflower along a roadside, just outside the town of Lyons, in Boulder County, Colorado. The flower, known in some places as Yellow Goat's Beard, is common throughout most of North America. It belongs to the family Asteracea. Other members of that family include asters, sunflowers, and daisies.