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The best-known wildflower

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Bluebonnet Inflorescence Forming 9349

The best-known wildflower in Texas is the bluebonnet, a name covering five species that are collectively the official state wildflower. (Profound metaphysical question: does a state need an official wildflower or kitchen utensil or sedimentary rock or an official anything else?) The bluebonnet species that thrives in Austin is Lupinus texensis, whose genus name tells you that the Texas bluebonnet is indeed a lupine. I took a close look at this one developing in the preserve behind the Austin Nature Center on March 23rd.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that the newly added point 27 in About My Techniques is relevant to this photograph.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 2, 2015 at 5:23 AM

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