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Elbowbush flowering with ice

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Elbowbush Flowers with Ice 2582

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In the previous post you saw some flowers of Forestiera pubescens, known as elbowbush and also as spring herald because it’s one of the earliest native species to flower in Austin. That picture was from February 27th. Five days later, on March 4th, I returned to Great Hills Park because we’d had rain overnight and some of the residual wetness had frozen in the just-cold-enough air before dawn. I went back to the same elbowbush as on the last visit, but this time under gray skies, and I took pictures of it in its new guise.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

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