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Blazing-star turned fluffy

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Dry Liatris Colony Backlit 3022

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Do you remember Liatris mucronata, known as gayfeather and blazing-star? (You’re welcome to look back at a flowering group to refresh your memory.) Here’s what a colony of it looks like after the plants have gone to seed and turned fluffy. As in other recent photographs, lighting from behind helps outline the stalks; in this case it was the light of the late-afternoon sun on November 19th on the west side of US 183 in Leander, a fast-growing suburb north of Austin.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 2, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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