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A cheerfully floral asymmetry

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Maximilian Sunflower Flower Head Opening 1721

Another holdover from the latter part of 2015 was the Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani), a few groups of which I photographed along US 183 in northwest Austin on January 12. I’ve mentioned that the flower heads of some members of the sunflower family tend to open asymmetrically, and here you’ve got another good example.

Since I took this picture and the one of the greenthread that you saw two days ago, the mowers have cut everything down.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 24, 2016 at 5:02 AM

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