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Maximilian in May!

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A Maximilian sunflower in May? Yes indeed, on May 5th in the fringe between Loop 360 and Arboretum Blvd., I found a bunch of Helianthus maximiliani plants, one of which had produced a bud that was beginning to open. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this kind of sunflower, let me explain that it normally doesn’t bloom here any earlier than late August, and primarily in September and October, so this specimen was quite a prodigy.

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By the time of my return on May 11th, I found one flower head that had fully opened.

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© Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 28, 2016 at 5:04 AM

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