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How densely can poverty weed flower?

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How densely can poverty weed flower? This densely.

I photographed this Baccharis neglecta along the edge of Floral Park Dr. in my northwestern Austin neighborhood on October 8th. On November 13th I was sorry to find that whoever maintains this strip of land had cut down this poverty weed and the one other that was nearby. This is a prolific species, and there are plenty of poverty weed plants in central Texas, but I’d gotten used to having a couple right in my neighborhood that I could observe (and photograph, of course) each fall when they flowered and turned fluffy.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 16, 2013 at 6:04 AM

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