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Also tall and slender

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Echoing the gaura that grew tall and slender
at the southwest corner of US 183 and N. Lamar Blvd. on
March 30 was the greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium)
shown here. I’d been seeing this species flowering
in various places around Austin since January but hadn’t
photographed any. The unusually long stalk gave me
a good reason to break my greenthread photo fast.
Below is a view of the flower head from the other side.
Notice that greenthread shades a little toward orange.

© 2019 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 5, 2019 at 4:45 AM

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