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Germander, not gerrymander

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The first time this season that I saw a good colony of flowering American germander (Teucrium canadense) was way back on May 26th in the northeast quadrant of Mopac and US 183, not long before some menacing lenticular clouds put an end to my picture-taking for the morning. The yellow-flowering colony bordering the germander there that day was a Coreopsis species. On July 2nd I found another American germander colony still going pretty strong along Fireoak Dr. in my neighborhood. Several of the flower stalks in that colony had a penchant for curving, like the one shown below. Notice how many buds were yet to open.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 13, 2020 at 4:40 AM

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