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A closer look at a feather dalea

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Feather Dalea Flowering 9784

As becoming as the Dalea formosa, or feather dalea, was in the barren and contrastingly colored landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park on April 15th, a question arose about whether that background drew too much attention away from the flowering plant. It occurred to me that you might want a closer view of this species in isolation, so here it is.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Feather dalea

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Feather Dalea Flowering 9766

Dalea formosa, known as feather dalea, was flowering in a bunch of places in Caprock Canyons State Park when I was there on April 15th. As barren as the ground may appear to us, this plant has no problem flourishing there.

(Note: I significantly updated yesterday’s article after I posted it.)

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 5, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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