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Doing justice to cenizo

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Cenizo Flowering with Wispy Clouds 3620

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In the last post I mentioned that cenizo, Leucophyllum frutescens, is a bush that’s native in west and south Texas but has been widely planted in other parts of the state because it normally puts forth several dense sets of flowers during the hot months of the year. I said that, but I showed you only a single flower in the foreground of yesterday’s photograph, which was dominated by lustrous and feathery strands of Clematis drummondii. Now I’ll give cenizo its due: here’s a picture showing how profusely some bushes were flowering along Rain Creek Parkway on July 30th.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 14, 2013 at 6:18 AM

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