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Yet another winter wildflower

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Bush Sunflower Flower Head 1258

Again from the west side of Great Northern Blvd. on December 23, here’s some wintry cheer incarnate in the flower head of a bush sunflower, Simsia calva.* The blue that partly countervailed the sunlit yellow came from small patches of sky that appeared through the shadowed foliage when I got low and aimed somewhat upward.

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* This doesn’t look like what I think of as a typical Simsia calva flower head, but I found it in a place where I’ve found the species for several years, and the plant’s leaves did look the way I expect bush sunflower leaves to look. Oh well, I’ve always said I’m much more a photographer than a botanist.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 7, 2016 at 4:59 AM

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