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Blazing-star all blazed out

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Liatris Stalk Turned Fluffy 7836

When blazing-star, Liatris mucronata, gets all blazed out in the autumn like a spent candle, it turns into the type of fluffy gray stalk shown here on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin on November 19th of last year.

If you’d like a reminder of how vibrant this species looked in some parts of central Texas just three weeks earlier, you’re welcome to glance back at a colony in full flower.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 2, 2015 at 5:40 AM

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