The last post showed a developing flower head of Barbara’s buttons, Marshallia caespitosa. Now you get to see what the wildflower looks like when it becomes a “button” with a typical diameter of 1 to 1.4 inches. Note that all the florets are disk flowers; this species, though a member of the composite family, has no ray flowers. And I, who am a composite of many things, took this photograph at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on May 1, 2009.
Posted on this date last year: a group of bluebells seen from above.
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