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Tapestries of yellow

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In a comment this morning about the picture of a dense partridge pea colony, MelissaBlueFineArt spoke of “whole tapestries of yellow, shimmering from lemon yellow to old gold.” Normally the flowers of partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) are of a yellow that leans toward orange, but in the colony that I photographed on September 7th along Central Commerce Dr. in Pflugerville I was quickly drawn to a very few plants with flowers of an unusually pale yellow that I don’t recall ever seeing in this species anywhere else.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 18, 2016 at 8:43 AM

Central Commerce

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My only commerce on Central Commerce Dr. in Pflugerville on September 7th was with wildflowers. In particular, part of the yard of a seemingly closed business along that street had filled with a densely flowering colony of partridge peas, Chamaecrista fasciculata. Look at all that gorgeous yellow.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 18, 2016 at 5:00 AM

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