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A daisy that looks better than a cowpen

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On September 2nd, at the same property along Lost Horizon Dr. in my neighborhood where I discovered a silverleaf nightshade flower that spoke in four-part harmony rather than five-, I found several bunches of Verbesina encelioides flowers, known as cowpen daisies. Most of you won’t be familiar with this species, so I’ve also included a view of two flower heads from behind.

The lot where I photographed these cowpen daisies is the only place I’ve been able to count on finding the species. Because parts of the property are getting developed, I don’t know how much longer the remaining wildflowers there will survive.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 10, 2018 at 4:56 AM

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