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Lazy and sleepy

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Lazy Daisy Colony 3400

In the last post you saw two stages in the opening of Aphanostephus skirrhobasis, known as lazy daisy and dozedaisy, that I observed in Bastop near the end of April. Now fast-forward to June 14th and a visit with friends in Mason, two hours west-northwest of Austin. A few parts of their property had become little meadows covered with lazy daisies, as you can see here. The bright yellow flowers making their debut in these pages are sleepy daisies, Xanthisma texanum ssp. drummondii, and there are also a few greenthreads and firewheels mixed in.

I’ll return to the (metaphorical) fruits of the Bastrop field trip next week, after catching you up on a few more-recent developments of the densely floral kind.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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