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Standing winecup bud before* a flower

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Standing Winecup Bud by Flower 3649

During a visit to McKinney Falls State Park on May 6th, I photographed this bud of a standing winecup, Callirhoe pedata, in front of an open flower of the same species. (Distance has deprived the flower’s image of detail—that’s a good deprivation—but not color). Notice that even when a winecup bud’s green bracts still mostly enclose the tightly rolled petals, they already have their characteristic ragged fringes.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman


* You can take before in its spatial as well as temporal sense.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 24, 2013 at 6:03 AM

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