An agarita bush flowering
On March 15th I went up near Old Lampasas Trail in northwest Austin to see if I could find any morel mushrooms in the place where so many had appeared a few years ago. I didn’t see a single one, but I managed to get some fire ant bites, my first for 2015. The land didn’t look particularly floral, but as I kept walking I gradually came across various wildflowers of the season, like these fragrant ones on an agarita bush, Mahonia trifoliolata.
© 2015 Steven Schwartzman