Horsemint per se
You’ve seen photographs in which horsemints, Monarda citriodora, appeared as a group, but now it’s time to show you a closeup of an individual one so you can appreciate the complex structure of these pagoda-like flowers. Horsemint color varies quite a bit, from the saturated purple you saw in one group picture down to even paler shades than those that you saw in another group picture.
This photograph taken at Brodie Wild in south Austin dates from May 3, but even now, five weeks later, horsemints are still prominent in many places around central Texas. Lucky us.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman