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Prairie parsley

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Prairie Parsley with Firewheels and Basket-Flowers 9564

In June you saw a wondrous colony of basket-flowers (Centaurea americana) with some firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella) on a piece of prairie at the intersection of Meister Ln. and Schulz Ln. in southernmost Round Rock. In today’s photograph from that May 28th session, those two wildflowers yield pride of place to a Texas parsley plant in full bloom. Apparently botanists disagree whether there’s a single species, Polytaenia nuttallii, or two species, with Polytaenia texana being the other. Hey, I’m just a photographer, so expect me to take pictures but not a side in that question. You could also say I’m better at parsing a sentence than a parsley.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 18, 2014 at 5:58 AM

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