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Great Hills wildflower display

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Four-Nerve Daisy Colony with Prickly Pear 9528

I live one mile inside the Texas Hill Country in a part of Austin appropriately called Great Hills. You’ve seen plenty of pictures that I’ve taken in Great Hills Park, but today’s photograph is from undeveloped land along Yaupon Dr. at the place where big power lines stretch east and west. The colonies of four-nerve daisies (Tetraneuris linearifolia) there this season are probably the densest I’ve ever seen anywhere, thanks to ample rain beginning in the winter and continuing well into the spring. This May 4th photograph includes three other Hill Country staples: limestone rocks, prickly pear cactus (Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri), and Ashe juniper trees (Juniperus ashei).

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 17, 2015 at 5:25 AM

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