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Solidago pallida but still altissima

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Goldenrod Turned Fluffy 4237

Here are the sentinel remains of goldenrod, Solidago altissima, as they looked on January 3rd of 2012 at the Riata Trace Pond in far north Austin. The species name altissima means ‘very tall,’ so someone’s telling the truth.

If you’d like a reminder of what this kind of goldenrod looks like when it’s flowering, you can glance back at posts from last October 15 and August 18.

If you’d like more information about Solidago altissima, including a clickable map showing the many places in North America where this species grows, you can visit the USDA website.

If you’d like some observations on nature photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 3, 6 and 16 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

If you’d like for there not to be any more paragraphs that begin with If you’d like, your wish is granted.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 5, 2013 at 6:16 AM

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