Also known as prairie coneflower or Ratibida columnifera.
It was hot again today and hard to find a spot to sketch that wasn't in the blazing, burning sun.
A group of tourists from Japan were the in park, dressed in what looked like going to the garden attire, complete with umbrellas for sun parisols.
Another group toured the garden while I sketched. They were very loud master gardeners - I heard them mention several times they they were a group of master gardeners. They shouted to each other about soil conditions and such, but when they saw me sitting on the ground drawing, they lowered their voices and whispered to each other instead of shouting.
"I can't hear you when you whisper," I wanted to say, but I didn't.
I did hear this person talking to a companion nearby in the garden:
This looks like oregano. I love oregano. Doesn't this look like oregano? It looks just like oregano, don't you think? I think it does. ... And it smells like oregano. Smell it. That's just like oregano, isn't it? I'm going to taste it. ... It tastes like oregano! This plant is just like oregano. I wonder what it is.
It was oregano.
Colored pencil and #2 pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.