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Goldeneye returns

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Around the corner from the kidneywood, the tan fungus, and the pearl milkweed that you’ve seen in the last few posts, I spent some time photographing the flowers of this goldeneye, Viguiera dentata, on the overcast morning of October 10. In the two weeks since then, I’ve seen abundant goldeneye flowers in various parts of Austin.

This species typically begins flowering in late summer and keeps on through the first freeze of winter, but long-time visitors to this blog may remember that Austin didn’t really have a winter in 2011-2012, and that goldeneye flowers could be seen as late as April before the heat finally convinced most of these plants to relent. Now the flowers are back at their usual time.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 25, 2012 at 6:05 AM

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