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Another great field of wildflowers

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Engelmann Daisy Blowing in an Indian Paintbrush Colony 7602

Here’s another great field of wildflowers from my April 4th outing. The dominant red flowers are Indian paintbrushes (Castilleja indivisa), mixed into which are a few bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis). The taller plant with yellow flowers is an Engelmann daisy (Engelmannia peristenia). What caused it to lean so far to the left was the brisk wind that blew unremittingly and made photographing the flowers hard enough for me that I attempted only a couple of closeups the whole day.

Location: Old School Rd. in New Berlin, a town whose name, like the names of many roads in that part of Texas, tells you that quite a few Germans settled in the area in the 1800s. To learn more about that immigration and the so-called German Belt across a swathe of the state, you can read an article in The Handbook of Texas.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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