Portraits of Wildflowers

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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

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM

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  1. Pretty gorgeous with fabulous blue background. 🙂

    Nandini

    May 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    • It’s hard to beat that beautiful blue sky. The day before had been cold and overcast, so this was a welcome change.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM

  2. It’s a delicate looking flower on those brittle stems!

  3. And it is a very pleasing closer view.

    Gallivanta

    May 6, 2014 at 3:51 AM

  4. […] duster. If you see some resemblance to the flowers of the sensitive briar and fragrant mimosa and feather dalea that have appeared in these pages, that’s because all are in the Fabaceae, or bean family. […]


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