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Possum and poverty, haw and weed

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Possumhaw Branch with Fruit by Fluffy Poverty Weed 9069

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When I stopped on November 11th to photograph the dense colony of goldeneye, Viguiera dentata, along S. Capital of Texas Highway, I also found a slender possumhaw, Ilex decidua, that already had plenty of little fruits and that seemed on the verge of shedding its leaves. It was close to a few poverty weed bushes, Baccharis neglecta, that the wind was divesting of their seed-bearing fluff, some of which ended up temporarily caught on the possumhaw.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 25, 2013 at 6:03 AM

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