Yellow stonecrop on the Llano Uplift
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.
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.
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