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Horsemint asterisk*

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By July 6th the season for horsemints (Monarda citriodora) was well past its peak. Nevertheless, on that day I still found several fresh plants near Yaupon Drive. One horsemint flower tower had a rather flat top, so I took advantage of the opportunity by leaning over it and aiming straight down. One virtue of that viewpoint is that it reveals the fine white hairs at the flowers’ tips.

* I can’t resist using an asterisk to point out the word asterisk as at risk of being mispronounced asterick. There’s nothing icky about an asterisk.

© 2020 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 21, 2020 at 4:33 AM

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