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A backlit four-nerve daisy flower head

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Tetraneuris linearifolia Flower Head Backlit 3202

The last two posts have shown a prairie fleabane, but a colony of a different kind of small daisy, Tetraneuris linearifolia, the four-nerve daisy, originally attracted me to the margin of Stonelake Blvd. on March 11th. This backlit view lets you look halfway out along some of the rays and do a visual cross-section revealing the four “nerves” that give this species its common name and its genus name. Four-nerve daisies are among the most common wildflowers in Austin and can be found here for much of the year.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 30, 2014 at 5:57 AM

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