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Following leads to the southeast

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After I published a post last week entitled “Not a good year for bluebonnets,” three people locally gave me reports on places where wildflowers are currently looking good. In “Bluebonnets redeem themselves” you saw the results of following Agnes Plutino’s lead to the northeast. Craig78681 and Betty Wilkins mentioned places to the southeast, and yesterday I headed that way. The picture above confirms that their leads panned out. I took the photograph on the north side of FM 1327 just west of US 183 in Creedmoor*. By now you recognize the bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis). Mixed in with them are pink evening primroses (Oenothera speciosa), not fully open because of the persistent breeze. The yellow spots are Texas dandelions (Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus). This is how Texas is supposed to do spring wildflowers.

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* Having grown up on Long Island, I always think of Creedmoor as a mental hospital.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 11, 2018 at 4:44 AM

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