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Acres of sunflowers

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Huge Sunflower Colony 9091

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Yesterday, as I drove north on FM 685 in Pflugerville, I began to see a yellow glow in the distance. Within about half a mile I came upon and was dazzled by the largest colony of wild sunflowers, Helianthus annuus, I think I’ve ever seen. You’re looking at a piece of the colony here, but the sunflowers covered acres, and they so dominated the field that little else could get a foothold.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 31, 2013 at 6:22 AM

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