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Rosy purpe and pale lavender

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Most of the Ammannia plants I found on August 6th at the edge of a pond on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin had flowers of a rosy purple color:

Ammannia Flower Close 1563

A few of the plants, however, had flowers that were so pale a violet color as to seem almost white:

Ammannia with Pale Flowers 1577

These plants might be a different Ammannia species, A. robusta. If so, then I’ve doubled my fun by finding two species that were new to me at the same time.

Note once again the yellow flowers of Ludwigia octovalvis in the background.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 25, 2014 at 5:23 AM

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