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Camphorweed bud opening

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Camphorweed Bud Opening by Prairie Verbena Flowers 1490

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Another thing I photographed on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin on August 6th was this opening flower head of camphorweed, Heterotheca subaxillaris. The color in the background came from some prairie verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida. And speaking of glands, notice the tiny drops of fragrant resin exuded by the camphorweed. The camphor in the popular name tells you what the resin smells like to some people.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 28, 2014 at 5:47 AM

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