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Dry sunflower with sinuous stalk

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Dry Sunflower Seed Head on Sinuous Stalk 3142

This latest entry in the give-dry-plants-their-due series* shows a sunflower, Helianthus annuus, at the Riata Trace Pond in northwest Austin on July 30. It was the undulating stalk that drew my attention because I don’t know if I’d ever seen that feature in sunflowers themselves the way I have in some other members of the sunflower family.

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* The give-dry-plants-their-due series, admittedly intermittent, shows no signs of drying up. In fact tomorrow’s post will feature a whole colony of dry plants, and individual ones will play minor roles in the two posts after that. Desiccated plants needn’t be a dry subject at all.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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