Portraits of Wildflowers

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Sunflower stalk

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Stalk of a sunflower, Helianthus annuus.

But it isn’t just the flowers of the sunflower that attract me, whether fresh or fading: here a flower head is relegated to an indistinct patch of yellow visible through the notch of the branching plant in the foreground. How could I not be attracted to this rough beauty, with its alternating regions of chartreuse and maroon, and its white hairs that are coarser than my own?

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 23, 2011 at 6:52 AM

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  1. I am with you, this is gorgeous.

    Tammie

    June 23, 2011 at 5:27 PM

  2. [...] Sunflower stalk [...]

  3. [...] back on June 22, and compare it to the stalks of mature sunflower plants you’ve seen, or to the one shown in this column on June 23. Look also at the young ragweed leaf in the upper right of today’s picture and [...]


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