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Anemone seed head coming apart in front of a mealy blue sage flower spike

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Anemone Seed Head Coming Apart by Mealy Blue Sage Flower Spike 9973

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Remember the flowers of Anemone decapetala that you saw here in January and March? Now you get to look at a later stage in which a seed core has loosened up and is beginning to disperse its seeds (or disburse them if you’d like to think they’re the wealth of the species). And how about those fine hairs attached to the seeds?

Paralleling the anemone in the background is a flower spike of mealy blue sage, Salvia farinacea.

This photograph is from April 3 along E. University Blvd. in Georgetown, as was yesterday’s picture of a wild onion bud.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 10, 2016 at 5:11 AM

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