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Standing winecup

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Standing Winecup Flower 7454

Last year I showed a colony of standing winecups and a somewhat nearer view of a group of them, but here’s the first closeup of Callirhoe pedata. The crook in the stem is not an unusual feature in this species, and neither are the ragged fringes of the petals.

As was true for the last two posts, the date was May 17, and I found myself photographing along the entrance road to the Mahomet Cemetery in eastern Burnet County.

ADDENDUM: I forgot to mention that winecups are small flowers, with a typical petal length of only about one inch (2.5 cm).

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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