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Prairie verbena as part of a different color combination

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Prairie Verbena Flowers by Firewheel Colony 2530

You’ve seen prairie verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida, in several views this season, including yesterday’s, and that’s only appropriate for one of the most common wildflowers in central Texas. You’ve seen even more photographs lately of firewheels, Gaillardia pulchella, also known as Indian blankets, which were and still are abundant this spring. A colony of them forms the backdrop for today’s portrait of verbena, which I made on May 1 in a “vacant” lot on the west side of Interstate 35 near Wells Branch Parkway in far north Austin. Note the tiny bug on the verbena.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 14, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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