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First spring wildflowers

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Anemone Flower Opening 2605

I recently showed you some summer and autumn wildflowers that have carried through into what is so far a winter without a winter here, and I’ll show you at least a couple more in the days ahead. Still, I thought it would be timely to interrupt with something I found two days ago on Dessau Rd. near E. Howard Lane in far northeast Austin, around the corner from the possumhaw in the second picture in yesterday’s post: a bunch of ten-petal anemones (Anemone decapetala) that were already beginning to flower, including the one in the photograph above. Anemones are among the earliest wildflowers of the new year in central Texas, but January 18th was early even for anemones. Happy “spring.”

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 20, 2016 at 5:08 AM

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