Yesterday you saw a broad colony of goldenwave, Coreopsis tinctoria. Now, also from the wet spring of 2010, here’s a very different view of the same species, a close-up of a bud beginning to open. The location was the Mueller Greenway, a prairie restoration that’s part of the redevelopment of Austin’s former airport. The contrasting color is from a pink evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa, out of focus in the background. Note the bits of white pollen from another species (probably one of the nearby pink evening primroses) that are wasted in the places where they ended up.
© 2011 Steven Schwartzman