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A tall flower spike, take two

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The verticality so predominant (oh, how these art people talk!) in yesterday’s picture of a standing cypress inspires me to double up now and show you a second upright species, Schoenocaulon texanum, known as green lily or Texas sabadilla. Here you see two green lily flower spikes that were growing side by side on May 8 in the right-of-way beneath the large power lines that cross a portion of my northwest Austin neighborhood. This was the area that got heavily mowed late last year and that looked desolate for months before coming back to life in the spring of 2012.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 17, 2012 at 5:45 AM

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