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A closer look at smartweed

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Two Smartweed Flower Spikes 4704

Here’s a closer, subdued-color look at some flowers and buds of smartweed (Polygonum spp.), this time in isolation against the grey of a pond so you can see the details better. Each flower has sepals but no petals.

This photograph comes from August 22, 2014, in the northeast quadrant of Mopac and US 183. In spite of the land’s location adjacent to two freeways, it’s fortunately low and often too sodden to allow for development, so I look forward to being able to keep photographing there.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 30, 2015 at 5:26 AM

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