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Texas thistle bud starting to open

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Texas Thistle Bud About to Open by Indian Paintbrushes 2160

Here you have the bud of a Texas thistle, Cirsium texanum, as it was just beginning to open against a background color that came from a colony of Indian paintbrushes, Castilleja indivisa. Like the photographs in the previous post, today’s is from Harmon Rd., a little east of Bastrop State Park, on April 27th.

This is the last in the long series of pictures you’ve been seeing from the field trip led by botanist Bill Carr. Look forward tomorrow to two riddles that share an answer.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 2, 2014 at 5:27 AM

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