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Yellow stonecrop on the Llano Uplift

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Some flowers of yellow stonecrop (Sedum nuttallianum) appeared in the lower left of yesterday’s second photograph taken in the Llano Uplift on May 6. Because the view was a broad, inclusive one you couldn’t see the flowers well. Now let’s take closer looks at a couple of the many stonecrop groups and colonies that were flowering on the pastel rocks of the Uplift. This first photograph is a downward and rather abstract view that includes pale gray lichens, rust-colored lichens, pink rock, some darker stuff, and two clumps of yellow stonecrop flowers.

Yellow Stonecrop Flowers and Lichens on Pink Rocks 3824

And here’s a closer look, also downward, at some yellow stonecrop flowers. I noticed that many depressions and cracks in the rock fostered the growth of stonecrop groups, presumably because of residual moisture in those areas. Each stonecrop flower is about a quarter of an inch (6mm) across.

Yellow Stonecrop Flowers in Hollow on Pink Rock 3760

Note: I’ll be traveling for a while beginning today. Please understand if I’m late replying to your comments.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 2, 2016 at 5:12 AM

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