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Clearly not obscure

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Prairie Mimosa Flower Globe 4327

Clearly not obscure, but chiaroscuro, is this view of a prairie mimosa flower globe, Desmanthus illinoensis, and the plant’s shadowed leaves. Unlike its relatives tropical neptunia and sensitive briar, the prairie mimosa has compound leaves that do not close up when touched.

As with the last few photographs, today’s comes from my visit to a piece of the Blackland Prairie off Naruna Way in far northeast Austin on June 2nd.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 7, 2015 at 5:32 AM

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