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A velvetleaf mallow bud opening

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Velvetleaf Mallow Bud by Flower 9803

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At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 3rd I photographed this opening bud of velvetleaf mallow, Allowissadula holosericea. Beyond it you can make out the color and outline—but no details—of an already open velvetleaf mallow flower. If you’re wondering whether this plant is sticky to touch, the way you saw that Hooker’s palafoxia is, the answer is yes.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 27, 2013 at 6:02 AM

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