Dune Flowers

“The cheerful faces of these small sunflowers (Helianthus petiolaris) all facing the same direction and defying gloom is enough to lift the spirit of even the most dejected onlooker.”


–Fred Wampler


In this scene Wampler presents the dune flower. This brilliant yellow blossom, which resembles the more broadly known sunflower, can be found on many beaches across the United States. In this serene beach composition, Maryrose focuses on the vibrancy of the dune flower, but also includes other common seaside plant varieties.