Portraits of Wildflowers

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Purple can be white

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Anemone Flower with Column Forming 3459

Not long ago you saw a purple anemone. I’ve observed that a fair number of purple flowers have white variants, and that’s certainly the case with our local anemones (in fact the white is more common than the purple). Here, from the margin of Riata Trace Pond on March 11th, you see some traces of purple, but white predominates. Notice how the central seed column in this specimen is longer, which is to say more mature, than in the previous one.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 24, 2014 at 5:59 AM

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  1. This is very beautiful! 🙂

    Nandini

    March 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

  2. my, this is lovely

    sedge808

    March 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

  3. Quite a lovely portrait, Steve. My spiderworts exhibit the same purple appears white variation.

    Steve Gingold

    March 25, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    • I’ve occasionally seen white spiderworts here, too. They were one of the first white variants of a purple wildflower I became aware of.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 25, 2014 at 9:51 PM


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