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A floral welcome home

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Pavonia Mallows and Straggler Daisies 3945

On the morning of October 5th, after returning the previous evening from two weeks in the Great American West, I looked out one of my kitchen windows and was greeted with this wildflower display in the yard. The larger flowers are Pavonia lasiopetala, known as pavonia mallow, rose pavonia, or rose mallow. The little yellow ones are Calyptocarpus vialis, called straggler daisy, lawnflower, or horseherb.

We’re far from done with photographs from my western adventure, but for the next week or so I’ve interrupted that sequence to catch you up on the fall succession of native wildflowers in Austin. After that I’ll mix the two regions for a spell and hope the intertwined pictures spell a pleasant variety.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 15 and 18 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 23, 2014 at 5:33 AM

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