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More cattail fluff

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Cattail Fluff on Hackberry with Mustang Grape Vine 0220

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Not only did fluff from a colony of cattails, Typha domingensis, coat the dry goldenrod plants you saw two pictures back, but some also landed on these curled leaves of what I believe was a hackberry tree, Celtis spp. As a bonus, notice the mustang grape vine, Vitis mustangensis, that had come up and coiled a tendril twice around one of the hackberry’s leaf stalks.

Like the last two photographs, this one comes from marshy land along Wells Branch Parkway near Drusilla’s Drive in Pflugerville on January 20th.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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