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A pink evening primrose flower a little farther along

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The previous post showed a bud of a pink evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa, beginning to open. Here from Bull Creek Rd. opposite Jackson Ave. on April 14th is a droplet-dappled view of a somewhat more advanced stage. And how about that minuscule insect? It couldn’t have been more than an eighth of an inch (3mm) long.

In the month since I took this picture, pink evening primrose flowers have been a common sight in central Texas. If you’d like a reminder of the way a colony of these flowers can turn a roadside pink, you’re welcome to revisit a picture from last spring.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 12, 2016 at 5:06 AM

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