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Prairie flameleaf sumac at its peak of color

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In yesterday’s photograph you saw prairie flameleaf sumac, Rhus lanceolata, at its colorful peak but out of focus behind a greenbrier vine that had lasssoed a goldeneye flower stalk. Now here’s a look at some vibrant flameleaf sumac leaves in the foreground, where you can get a better look at them. This time what’s out of focus in the background is a paloverde tree, whose branches and leaves in their young light-greenness contrast with the red of the sumac.

The date was November 20, and the location an undeveloped property behind Seton Northwest Hospital in my section of Austin.

Happy beginning of December and happy fall color, which I’m still finding in our flameleaf sumacs.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM

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