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Even shriveling becomes them

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Pink Evening Primrose Flower Shriveled 3616

Yes, even shriveling becomes them—pink evening primrose flowers, that is, which don’t last long.

The oeno that begins the botanical name Oenothera speciosa is the Greek word for wine, but only in this withered state does the pink in these wildflowers turn the color of wine.

Date: March 21.  Place: the Blackland Prairie in far northeastern Austin.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 18, 2013 at 6:22 AM

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