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Not gerrymander but germander

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Germander, Mexican Hat, Horsemint 4490

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Make that American germander, and you can extend the name to North American germander so that the designation Teucrium canadense fits. Also make that a first appearance in these pages for the species. I found this colony at the Floral Park Dr. entrance to Great Hills Park on June 15. Surrounding the germander colony is one of Mexican hats, Ratibida columnifera, that had been densely flowering for a month and ended up looking like what I’m tempted to call a gerrymandered floral district. In the lower right you have the bonus of some horsemints, Monarda citriodora.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 11, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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