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Yucca rupicola

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Now you know why Yucca rupicola, which in all the world grows natively only in central Texas, is called twistleaf yucca. Although the species is endemic here, it’s not rare at all: in fact it’s quite common, and I see it practically every time I go out wandering. I took this photograph of a twistleaf yucca leaf on February 23 at the same roadside fringe of land in northwest Austin that most recently and fruitfully brought you pictures of a hover fly and crossed anemones. I did my best to keep the closer edge of the leaf in focus, and my trusty Canon 100mm macro lens did its best to oblige me. Call that teamwork.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 7, 2012 at 5:44 AM

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