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Inland sea oats at an inland waterfall

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Inland Sea Oats at Chalk Ridge Falls 5147

Here you see seed heads of inland sea oats, Chasmanthium latifolium, hanging into the void above Chalk Ridge Falls in Bell County on August 28.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Water primrose flower

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Water Primrose Flower 3671

A common creek- and pondside plant in central Texas is water primrose. There are several local species in the genus Ludwigia, the most frequently occurring being octovalvis, which is probably what this is. I photographed it along the Greater Lake Creek Trail in Round Rock on August 1, exactly a month ago. Skip ahead to today, and I also know that this date marked the beginning of World War II, and that W.H. Auden wrote a poem about it called “September 1, 1939.”

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 1, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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