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Prairie agalinis flowers

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Prairie agalinis; click for greater detail.

Yesterday’s post showed a colony of Agalinis heterophylla, called prairie agalinis or prairie false-foxglove, as it appeared in a happily neglected portion of Austin’s old Mueller Airport on September 30. A week earlier, at Meadow Lake Park in Round Rock, I’d taken this close-up of two prairie agalinis flowers. Note the yellowish stripe, the many spots of darker pink, and the fuzziness along the edge of each flower’s flanges.

For more information about prairie agalinis, including a clickable map showing the places in the south-central portion of the United States where this species grows, you can visit the USDA website.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 8, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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