I love the Jerusalem Artichoke… but I also hate them. This plant is a nearly invasive herbaceous perennial that is prized, not only for its beautiful yellow flower, but also for the edible tuber it produces. Native to northeastern North America, they were extensively cultivated by First Nations peoples, and are still extensively cultivated as a significant source of fructose for industry.
I love them because they are so bright and cheery, but I hate them because they are the last big flowers of the season before the cold and dark arrive.
Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 200 – f4.5 – 1/125.