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Camphorweed by prairie verbena

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From a year ago today on the west side of US 183A in Cedar Park, here’s a cheerful and rather abstract view of a camphorweed flower head, Heterotheca subaxillaris. The purple flowers out of focus in the background were prairie verbenas, Glandularia bipinnatifida.

As you can see from the USDA map, camphorweed grows in many parts of the United States. What the map doesn’t show is that the species also grows down through Mexico and Belize.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 22, 2018 at 4:22 AM

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