Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Going for the gold

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Viguiera dentata; click for greater detail.

“The landscape view is nice, but can you give us a closer look at those goldeneye flowers that sprang up in the bed of Bull Creek?”


The brown near the center of the picture is a dry sycamore leaf that had fallen into the goldeneye. In the bottom left corner of the image you’ll see a few bright green leaves of a new sycamore tree springing up.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 20, 2011 at 5:56 AM

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  1. […] You’ve seen this fall-blooming species before, on October 19 and more closely on October 20, but never as closely as now, in a photograph that comes from some roadside sitting I did on […]

  2. […] Northern Blvd. as I kept seeing more and more of these flowers. My first thought was some kind of goldeneye, but the only Viguiera in Bill Carr’s Travis County plant list is Viguiera dentata, which […]

  3. […] a native wildflower called goldeneye, Viguiera dentata, that appeared in posts on October 19 and October 20. Normally the cold weather of December signals the species to stop flowering, though a few […]

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