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A different take on smartweed

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Curved Smartweed Inflorescence by Pickerelweed 4202

The raceme on which smartweed (Polygonum spp.) flowers grow is normally straight, as you saw yesterday, but on June 2nd I found this strongly curved one at a pond behind a truck depot along E. Howard Ln. on the Blackland Prairie in far northeast Austin.

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Update: Three people have given solutions to the math problem posed in the recent post about the Aztec dancer: you can check out the comments there by Aggie, kabeiser, and shoreacres (in that order).

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 31, 2015 at 5:38 AM

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