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Southern dewberry flowers

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Southern Dewberry Flower from Side 0051

And here, on this first official day of spring, is a soft, asymmetric, and abstract side view of two southern dewberry flowers, Rubus trivialis, that I found on February 27th near the railroad tracks that run parallel to Mopac a little north of US 183.

In the three weeks since I took this picture and the one you saw last time, dewberry flowers have been popping up in many places around Austin.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 20, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Southern dewberry bud

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Southern Dewberry Bud 0065

On February 27th, near the railroad tracks that run parallel to Mopac a little north of US 183, I found a colony of southern dewberries, Rubus trivialis. At the bottom of the picture you can see some of the many recurved prickles I had to deal with as I got down low to photograph the bud that rose slightly above them. I wrote “rose” advisedly: if this bud looks somewhat rose-like, it’s because dewberries and roses are in the same botanical family.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 20, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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