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Yarrow

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In the 13 years that I’ve been photographing native plants I’ve generally avoided yarrow, Achillea millefolium, because there’s uncertainty about the extent to which it’s native in North America. Shinners and Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas says this: “Cronquist (1980) indicated that it is a highly variable polyploid complex with both native and introduced forms not yet satisfactorily sorted into infraspecific taxa.”

So this year I won’t be such a straight arrow
But will live a little and photograph yarrow.

Today’s picture comes from the March 2 session in north-central Austin that has already brought you a photograph of a blossoming redbud tree.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 9, 2012 at 5:38 AM

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