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Eastern gamagrass with its own flowers and others

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Eastern Gamagrass Male Flowers by Asters 1762

Grasses are flowering plants—honest, even if their flowers are tiny and don’t look like roses or daffodils or daisies. Here you see a leaning stalk of eastern gamagrass, Tripsacum dactyloides (which I believe is Austin’s tallest native grass), with a goodly number of its pendulous male flowers. Beyond those foreground flowers are similarly numerous flower heads of asters in the genus Symphyotrichum.

The date was October 28th, and the location Springfield Park in southeast Austin.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 25, 2014 at 5:13 AM

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