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Rain-lily flower stalk by four-nerve daisy flower head

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Rain-Lily Sheath by Tetraneuris linearifolia Flower Head 7259

The last post showed you the bud of a rain-lily, Cooperia pedunculata, along Stonelake Blvd. on April 9. The time before that you saw a white prickly poppy flower in a colony of four-nerve daisies, Tetraneuris linearifolia. This photograph from the same session as those two combines elements of both: in the foreground you have the lower portion of a rain-lily’s long flower tube, and in the background an out-of-focus four-nerve daisy nearby. None of the rain-lily’s characteristic whiteness is in evidence here, and that’s one reason I’m fond of this atypical view.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 27, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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