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Prairie fleabane daisy open and attractive

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Tiny Bee on Prairie Fleabane Daisy 3270

And here, from the same group of prairie fleabane daisies, Erigeron modestus, that I found on March 11th along Stonelake Blvd. is an open flower head that had attracted a tiny bee. From the saturated tips of the opening rays that you saw last time, would you have predicted that most of the color would soon disappear? Speaking of disappearing, I’ve sometimes wondered if flowers like this inspired the now-long-gone European fad of wearing a ruff. And speaking of wondering, if you’d like to know how big this flower head was, the answer is about an inch in diameter.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 29, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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