Portraits of Wildflowers

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A closer look at American germander

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American Germander Flowering 8506

In case you’re not familiar with the American germander, Teucrium canadense, that appeared as a colony in the last post, here’s a closer look at an individual flowering plant I’d photographed at the other end of Great Hills Park on May 29th. Notice the many buds still waiting to open.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 12, 2013 at 6:07 AM

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  1. Very cool Steve!!


    July 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    • This is the same technique I used for the photograph of Texas milkweed that appeared two days ago: daylight flash on a subject significantly lighter than what was in the background.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

  2. The individual flowers almost look like lady-slippers. In some ways it’s a plain little flower (the top reminds me of plantain) but someone must have found it suitable with all that spider-silk.


    July 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    • Those little orange structures intrigue me, but I’ve found that getting closeups of them is difficult. As for the spider silk, I find it on almost everything out there, which confirms how many spiders there are. I once read that you can expect there to be one every three feet in nature.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 14, 2013 at 2:28 PM

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