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Volcanoes in Austin

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When most people think of Austin they don’t think of volcanoes. Nevertheless, this region was once volcanically active. Whether the sinuous brown strata in a cliff along Onion Creek in far southeast Austin in this picture from July 19 are igneous, I’m not sure, but an expanse of rock a few minutes’ walk away from this spot clearly suggests an origin as congealed flows of lava.

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September 10, 2016 at 4:57 AM

So say I’m a servant of sinuous stalks

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Behold a sinuous inflorescence of downy gaura, also known as velvet gaura and velvetweed, on June 30 in Great Hills Park. The scientific name recently got changed to Oenothera curtiflora from Gaura parviflora.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

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August 6, 2016 at 5:05 AM

Halberdleaf rosemallow

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On August 26th I photographed this halberdleaf rosemallow flower, Hibiscus laevis, that had been planted alongside the pond behind the Central Market on North Lamar (the same place that yielded the recently shown photograph of a dragonfly on a horsetail). This species of mallow is native in various parts of east Texas and grows as close to Austin as two counties away.

After two days of poison ivy, I expect today’s post will come as a relief to many of you.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 1, 2015 at 5:36 AM

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