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Some sumps are sumptuous

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I can’t speak for all sumps, but some have proved good places for finding wildflowers. On March 19th I came across a colony of Packera tampicana* that was well under way on the floor of a sump in far north Austin. Those plants go by the common name butterweed, and the “butter” of their many flower heads accounts for the yellow background in today’s photograph. Scattered among the Packera I found buds of crow poison, Nothoscordum bivalve, also known as false garlic. Garlic it may not be, but appealing it is.

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* Last month you saw a picture of Packera obovata, which is similar.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 11, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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