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Mexican hats, firewheels, Engelmann daisies

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Anyone walking along the north side of Wells Branch Parkway just east of Wells Port Drive on May 11th, as we did, would have enjoyed seeing these mixed colonies of Mexican hats (Ratibida columnifera) and firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella). In some places Engelmann daisies (Engelmannia peristenia) asserted themselves too, as shown below. All three species seem to be at or near their flowering peak in the Austin area now.



And here’s a quotation for today: “Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” — David Hilbert. I became aware of that quotation from the current article “America is Flunking Math,” published on Persuasion.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 18, 2021 at 4:30 AM

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