Not wanting to be remiss
I don’t know how it happened, but I haven’t shown you a single picture of goldenrod, Solidago altissima, which has been flowering in Austin for the past month. So here’s a goldenrod plant I photographed at the edge of a waterless Bull Creek on September 28. Note that the buds have opened at the tip of the flower stalk but are less advanced farther down. There’s no extra charge for the wispy clouds that complement the goldenrod.
If you’d like more information about Solidago altissima, including a clickable map showing the many places in North America where this species grows, you can visit the USDA website.
© 2011 Steven Schwartzman