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Mountain pinks on the “mountain”

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Mountain Pinks Flowering on Cliff 6035

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When Capital of Texas Highway was built in a half-loop around the hilly west side of Austin in the 1970s, engineers had to cut through those hills in various places. That created cliffs, including the one that you see the top of here, which I photographed from its base with a telephoto lens. Conspicuously growing out of the face of that cliff on June 21st were some Centaurium beyrichii plants. Now you know why they’re called mountain pinks.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 6, 2013 at 6:18 AM

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