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Sensitive briar

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Mimosa roemeriana, known as sensitive briar because of the way its compound leaves fold up when touched, produces small flower globes like the one shown here. These globes grow close to the ground, and you can see color traces of three others in the background.

I took this picture a year ago today, on October 17, 2012, in the northeast quadrant of US 183 and Mopac, where I found a resurgence of wildflowers of various kinds. Last fall you saw several other photographs from the same session: a greenthread flower head, some mealy blue sage flowers, a greenbrier tendril and thorn, and an unusually brilliant greenbrier leaf.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 17, 2013 at 6:09 AM

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