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Prairie fleabane daisy bud opening

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Prairie Fleabane Bud Opening 3281

Another thing that caught my attention on March 11th along Stonelake Blvd. was a group of prairie fleabane daisies, Erigeron modestus. In this close look at an opening bud you get an abstract view that’s minimalist in composition but colorful in tonality.

If you’d like to see the places from Texas to Kansas to Arizona where Erigeron modestus brightens the lives of native-plant cognoscenti, you can check the USDA’s state-clickable map. Travis County (which includes Austin) is along the southeastern fringe of that range, but thankfully within it, and this species is common here.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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