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Prairie fleabane daisies

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Prairie Fleabane Buds Opening by Open Flower Heads 0788

From March 3, 2013, in Bastrop State Park, here are some prairie fleabane daisy buds, Erigeron modestus, that were opening near some already open flower heads of the same species.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 3, 2015 at 4:51 AM

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  1. I love fleabane! We have a similar variety here and I encourage it all over my yard and garden.

    Bernadette

    March 3, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    • I like the way you put that, Bernadette: you encourage the fleabane all over your garden.

      Etymologically speaking, the gard- in garden is the same as the word yard.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 3, 2015 at 10:29 AM

  2. Is this one of those species that–if given an inch of encouragement–will take the yard?

    krikitarts

    March 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    • Not really. It will spread about a little but is, in my experience, a short-lived perennial, easily controlled. One year I cut one back and was rewarded with a large billowy cloud of starry blooms that lasted all summer.

      melissabluefineart

      March 3, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      • I’m no gardener, so I gladly defer to people who have experience in planting Erigeron species. A “billowy cloud of starry blooms” sounds fine to me.

        Steve Schwartzman

        March 3, 2015 at 1:45 PM

  3. Sweet photo of this little one, Steve. I love it 🙂

    melissabluefineart

    March 3, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    • As you’ve seen here plenty of times, I like to portray plants in their different phases. I often find an early phase, like the one shown in this post, especially appealing.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 3, 2015 at 1:48 PM

  4. Beautiful. I love the full blown daisies in the background, just giving a hint of how this daisy will look later

    Raewyn's Photos

    March 3, 2015 at 1:54 PM

  5. Nice before and after image. I would be thrilled to see these soon…well, the daisy variety…but we don’t get them until mid-summer generally.

    Steve Gingold

    March 3, 2015 at 7:04 PM

  6. A whole life cycle in a single photo. Outstanding!

    montucky

    March 3, 2015 at 9:50 PM


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