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Downy gaura seed stalk loop

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Downy Gaura Seed Stalk Looped by a Spider 2317

Do you remember the downy gaura (Gaura parviflora or Oenothera curtiflora) you saw with a soft cloud behind it the other day? (Sure you do.) Well here’s a seed stalk of that species that a spider had bent into a loop. When I took this picture on August 8th near where Old Spicewood Springs Rd. crosses Bull Creek I didn’t see the spider, but its silk says it had been there, and stalks of downy gaura don’t form loops by themselves.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 29, 2014 at 5:22 AM

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