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On a fringe of a rain-lily colony

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Greenthread Flower Head in Rain-Lily Colony 8326

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On September 25th I made a second visit to the prominent colony of rain-lilies, Cooperia drummondii, on the triangle of land where Perry Ln. runs into Mopac. At one edge of the colony I encountered a lone flower head of greenthread, Thelesperma filifolium, which plays the starring role in today’s portrait. Beyond it, indistinctly, you can make out not only rain-lilies that were still white and fresh, but also older ones that had turned reddish as they shriveled and bent over into arcs.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 24, 2013 at 6:04 AM

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