The tetragon gives way to the cone
After the fragrance of nerve-ray fades, after its seeds have matured and fallen to the ground, what remains is often a conical core with a stiff fringe surrounding its base. At this stage Tetragonotheca texana resembles some of its neighboring relatives in the sunflower family when they’re similarly advanced. And speaking of advancing, this is the fourth and last post in the current miniseries about a species known colloquially not only as nerve-ray but also as square-bud daisy.
For those of you who are interested in photography as a craft, points 1,3 4, and 8 in About My Techniques are relevant to this image.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman