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Nueces coreopsis and other dense wildflowers

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The Nueces coreopsis, Coreopsis nuecensis, doesn’t grow in Austin, but I began to see some about an hour and a quarter south of here on my April 4th foray. The magenta flowers are phlox; the red ones are Indian paintbrushes, Castilleja indivisa; and there are some bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, mixed in. If you’d like a closer look at a Nueces coreopsis, which is the wildflower in this group that you’re least likely to be familiar with, you can check out a post from 2012.

The location of today’s picture was the grounds of the Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, a property that hosted the largest display of wildflowers I saw anywhere on my trip.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 10, 2014 at 5:58 AM

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