Let there be Liatris
Tipped off by my friends David and Jolyn about the biggest colonies of Liatris mucronata they’d probably ever seen, on October 7th and again on October 8th I went a bit east of Interstate 35 in Buda to see those enormous stands of the wildflower known as blazing-star and gayfeather. This view is from the still-cloudy morning of my second visit. What you see here is part of one colony, and if you gaze out onto the slope at the upper right you can make out the faint (because distant) purple of another large Liatris colony that I also hiked over to.
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman