Portraits of Wildflowers

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Standing milk-vetch flowers

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At the top of Scott’s Bluff in western Nebraska on May 29th I saw flowers of standing milk-vetch, Astragalus laxmannii.

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 30, 2017 at 4:55 AM

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  1. Looks great on black, Steve!!

    Indira

    August 30, 2017 at 8:12 AM

  2. It’s lovely to see such a bit of color this morning. I remembered your earlier post about Astragalus, and a little link-hopping finally identified which of our plants this one reminds me of: our Texas mountain laurel.

    shoreacres

    August 30, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    • Ah yes, that post that you had a role in reshaping. This Astragalus species has the more-typical purple flowers I associate with the genus. You’re right that Texas mountain laurel—which isn’t a laurel—is in the same family.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 30, 2017 at 8:33 AM

  3. This is a stunning portrait of a beautiful plant.

    melissabluefineart

    August 30, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    • You’ll get no argument from me. Thanks. Hard to believe it’s been 3 months since we were there.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 30, 2017 at 11:07 PM

  4. Gorgeous!

    montucky

    August 30, 2017 at 10:19 PM

  5. Wow .. a super shot Steve. It pops against the black .. 🙂

    Julie@frogpondfarm

    August 31, 2017 at 2:49 PM


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