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Red + white – blue

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For the Fourth of July four years ago and two years ago I showed photographs with red, white, and blue in them. This year the blue blew away, so to speak, and the red and white combined to make the color of mountain pinks, Zeltnera beyrichii (until recently Centaurium beyrichii). Notice how some of the pink was fading toward white as the flowers aged.

In contrast, one nearby mountain pink plant had flowers that were white from the outset:

I took these pictures on June 23rd along Loop 360, also known as the Capital of Texas Highway, on the hilly west side of Austin where mountain pinks find themselves at home.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 4, 2018 at 4:44 AM

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