Here’s another wildflower taking its first bow in this column, Lithospermum incisum, known as fringed puccoon. I made this photograph on a visit to Kathy Comer’s property in Williamson County on March 17. The only other local wildflower I can think of that’s as crinkled, though in quite a different way, is the white prickly poppy.
Fringed puccoon grows over large parts of North America, as you can confirm on the state-clickable map at the USDA website.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman
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