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Prairie verbena when it’s fasciated

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Fasciated Prairie Verbena 4050

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On May 6th at McKinney Falls State Park I found the first fasciated prairie verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida, that I’ve ever seen. The previous post showed you what one of these flower heads normally looks like. Happy strange.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 15, 2013 at 6:15 AM

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  1. So wundervoll ♥

    einfachtilda

    May 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

  2. Gorgeous shot Steve!

    Michael Glover

    May 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

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