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Standing winecups

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Here’s another panorama from the Grand Southern Tour we undertook on March 31. The prominent dark red flowers are standing winecups, Callirhoe pedata. Eve was fascinated by the irregularly undulating row of these flowers, and I was happy that they were high enough on a roadside embankment that I could get down low and not be distracted by the land behind them. At the bottom right in the picture are some firewheels, Gaillardia pulchella. The violet-colored flowers in a couple of places to their left are blue curls, Phacelia congesta, which are having an excellent year.

Location: TX 123 north of Karnes City. Explanation: it seems that in Texas even a small town is eligible to be called a city. Explanation for the explanation: your guess is as good as mine.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 12, 2012 at 5:30 AM

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