No fooling: crow poison
No fooling (even on April Fools’ Day), there really is a flower called crow poison. Whether Nothoscordum bivalve actually poisons crows—or people, for that matter—isn’t clear. What is clear is that crow poison can be seen flowering in Austin in the spring and again (though usually to a lesser degree) in the fall.
I photographed these dew-covered crow poison buds in the preserve behind the Austin Nature Center on March 23rd. As a bonus, you get a small weevil.
© 2015 Steven Schwartzman