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Four-nerve daisy bud beginning to open

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Four-Nerve Daisy Bud Beginning to Open 5165

Very different from a phlox bud is the bud of a four-nerve daisy, Tetraneuris linearifolia. Trying to decide whether downy or pilose best describes it amounts to splitting hairs, but either way, I took this picture of a bud beginning to open on an undeveloped property at the intersection of Old Spicewood Springs Rd. and Spicewood Springs Rd. on March 24th.

A picture last year of this species in this stage led to a comparison with man-made structures called crenels and merlons.

This is the fourth and final post in the current series showing buds. Tomorrow it’s on to something quite different.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 28, 2014 at 6:02 AM

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