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Something else from Tejas Camp

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A jolly green caterpillar and some mating stilt bugs may have been the highlights of my wanderings at Tejas Camp in Williamson County on April 26 of this year, but there were plenty (planty?) of other things that caught my attention. In today’s picture, the green of gaura and other vegetation served only as a background to this flower of a cut-leaf evening primrose, Oenothera laciniata, which happens to be in the same botanical family as gaura. Cut-leaf evening primrose flowers are yellow in their prime, but when they begin to shrivel they often turn the reddish-orange color you see here.


Posted on this date last year: a Rembrandtesque view (to my mind) of a Texas thistle unraveling.


The daily posts that you’ve become accustomed to will continue while I’m away from Austin. Feel free to comment if you’d like, but please be aware that it may be a while before I can respond.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 7, 2012 at 5:57 AM

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