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Bluets

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Bluet Flowers by Liatris 1477

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Here we go again. Bluets aren’t blue: the flowers of Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans are usually pale violet, pale pink, or almost completely white. They’re also small, no more than a quarter of an inch (6 mm) across. The color behind these two flowers came from a colony of blazing-star, Liatris mucronata.

The date was October 9, and the location was a field at the corner of Metric Blvd. and Howard Ln. Though bluets are common in Austin, this marks their first appearance in these pages.

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© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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