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Turning back to Texas pictures

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After the geological abstractions that you’ve recently seen from New Zealand, here’s a shadowed and moody floral abstraction from a month ago today in Austin:

Firewheel Ray Flower 8706

Click for larger size and better texture.

The photograph shows one ray flower on a firewheel, Gaillardia pulchella, which people also call blanketflower and Indian blanket. I was tempted to tell you to look at the way the distal part of the flower is cleft into four sunny yet claw-like parts, but you hardly needed me to point that out to you, even if I now have.

The featureless yellow in the background came not from another firewheel but from a couple of four-nerve daisies, Tetraneuris linearifolia.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 25, 2015 at 5:39 AM

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