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The red and the green of cedar sage

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Cedar Sage Flower Stalk 9266

Above is a flower spike of cedar sage, Salvia roemeriana, from a reliable embankment along Morado Circle on March 21. When I call the embankment reliable I mean that for the past few years it has hosted cedar sage flowers each spring. The embankment is also reliably steep enough and covered with enough dry leaves that I’ve had a hard time holding my position on it to take pictures. In addition, the dust put into the air by a body repeatedly sliding in the dry leaf litter does “wonders” in mere minutes for the allergies of said body.

But that’s what handkerchiefs are for. My perseverance also produced a sun-sieved picture of the cedar sage’s rounded, lobed leaves and fuzzy stems:

Cedar Sage Leaves Backlit 9276

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 17, 2016 at 5:10 AM

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