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Figurative lemonade

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Square-Bud Primrose Flowers with Raindrops 8750

You’ve heard it a zillion times: if life hands you lemons, make lemonade. After my return to Austin on February 27th, the skies remained dreary for days and there was often fog and drizzle. Finally on March 4th I made a run for it; profiting from a lessening of the drizzle, I drove to Great Northern Blvd. and photographed my first springtime Texas wildflowers for 2015, including this square-bud primrose, Calylophus berlandieri. The species is also known as sundrops because of the flowers’ bright yellow color, which is akin to that of lemons, even if in this photograph you see drops of rain rather than of lemonade.

UPDATE: the latest botanical classification for the square-bud primrose is Oenothera capillifolia subsp. capillifolia.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 8, 2015 at 5:42 AM

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