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Prairie agalinis

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The same September 28th outing in northeast Austin that provided you yesterday’s picture of an aster now brings you this photograph showing the flower and bud of Agalinis heterophylla, a species known as prairie agalinis or prairie false foxglove, which has been blooming abundantly in Austin for the past month. (Just over a year ago you had a view of a dense group of these flowers.)

The tan halo around today’s prairie agalinis is from the seed head remains of a horsemint, Monarda citriodora. (This spring you saw fresh horsemints en masse in posts on May 23 and May 24, and individually on June 6.)

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 9, 2012 at 6:15 AM

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