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Another wildflower in winter

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Velvetleaf Mallow Flower 1198

From late in the afternoon on December 26th, 2014, at the Arbor Walk Pond, here is a flower of Allowissadula holosericea, known as velvetleaf mallow. The species name holosericea means ‘all silky,’ a characteristic you can confirm in the contour of soft hairs rendered conspicuous by the backlighting of the soon-to-set sun.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 3, 2015 at 5:11 AM

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